The Mark of Zeta
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|Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)|
|How mathematicians delve into the mysteries of prime numbers, the relation Euler discovered between the zeta function and prime numbers, and the Riemann hypothesis: Riemann found that his zeta function is zero for the values -2, -4, -6, and so on, and that all other solutions of the equation lie within a thin strip of the complex plane, between the real values 0 and 1. He went on to suggest that those solutions all lie precisely on a straight line in the middle of the strip, represented by complex numbers of the form 1/2 + bi...|
|Levels:||High School (9-12), College|
|Math Topics:||Prime Numbers, Number Theory, Analytic Number Theory|
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