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The Holomorphic Flow of the Riemann Zeta Function

Kevin A. Broughan
Organization: University of Waikato
A. Ross Barnett
Organization: University of Waikato
Journal / Anthology

Mathematics of Computation
Year: 2004
Volume: 73
Issue: 246
Page range: 987-1004

The flow of the Riemann zeta function, _ s = (s), is considered, and phase portraits are presented. Attention is given to the characterization of the flow lines in the neighborhood of the first 500 zeros on the critical line. All of these zeros are foci. The majority are sources, but in a small proportion of exceptional cases the zero is a sink. To produce these portraits, the zeta function was evaluated numerically to 12 decimal places, in the region of interest, using the Chebyshev method and using Mathematica. The phase diagrams suggest new analytic properties of zeta, of which some are proved and others are given in the form of conjectures.

*Mathematics > Calculus and Analysis > Dynamical Systems
*Mathematics > Calculus and Analysis > Special Functions