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cwrw238
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Has anybody read marcus de sautoy's book 'the music of the primes' which is basically about prime numbers and the Riemann Hypothesis? There is a baffling bit about Ramajan's infinite sum:
1 + 2 + 3 + ... n+ ... = 1/12.
Can anybody throw any light on this?
 one year ago
 one year ago
cwrw238 Group Title
Has anybody read marcus de sautoy's book 'the music of the primes' which is basically about prime numbers and the Riemann Hypothesis? There is a baffling bit about Ramajan's infinite sum: 1 + 2 + 3 + ... n+ ... = 1/12. Can anybody throw any light on this?
 one year ago
 one year ago

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inkyvoyd Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Uh, all I know is that 12+34+56+7...=1/4 or something...
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cwrw238 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
oh! the book says that the clue to decoding this formula is to write it as 1 + 1/2^1 + 1/3^1 + 1/ 4^1 +...+ 1/n^1 + .....  and this is Riemanns answer on how to calculate the zeta function when fed with the number 1.
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cwrw238 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
 the book didn't elucidate any further on this which is very frustrating.
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cwrw238 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
probably the math is above me anyway!!
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