
Re: Using Excel to play with the Riemann zeta function
Posted:
Sep 20, 2007 5:14 PM


<john3...@btinternet.com> wrote: >... > Sigma (x=2 to x=500),
The real part of each term in your sum is x^0.5, thus for the first omitted term it is 1/sqrt(501), which is greater than 1/23, so you shouldn't expect much in the way of convergence. To get anything close to 0, you'd probably need an upper limit of 1000000 or so, which is why this method isn't practical for calculating values of zeta near the critical line. The EulerMacLaurin expansion converges much faster.

