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 (912), College 
Languages:  English 
Resource Types:  Articles 
Math Topics:  Prime Numbers, Number Theory, Analytic Number Theory 
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