Riemann zeta function – I

Visualizing the Riemann zeta function and analytic continuation

Video imported from ‘3Blue1Brown‘ YouTube channel.



[ Publicado el 9 dic. 2016

How a certain perspective on what the Riemann zeta function looks like can motivate what it might mean beyond its domain of convergence. One month free audible trial, I recommend “The Art of Learning”:



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For those who want to learn more about complex exponentiation, this is actually what the first video I ever put on this channel is about (https://youtu.be/F_0yfvm0UoU). I’m not exactly proud of the pacing in that video, but it does give a less commonly shared intuition. An even better explanation is Mathologer’s (https://youtu.be/-dhHrg-KbJ0). I also think Better Explained does a good job (https://goo.gl/z28x2R).

For those who want to learn more about the relationship between 1+2+3+4+… and -1/12, I’m quite fond of this blog post by Terry Tao:



Also, in a different video “What does it feel like to invent math”, I give a completely different example of how adding up growing positive numbers can meaningfully give a negative number, so long as you loosen your understanding of what distance should mean for numbers:



Interestingly, that vertical line where the convergent portion of the function appears to abruptly stop corresponds to numbers whose real part is Euler’s constant, ~0.577. For those who know what this is, it’s kind of fun to puzzle about why this is the case.

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