# ASTOUNDING: 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + … = -1/12

The sum of all positive integers is divergent, but the result is ( -1/12).

Crazy but it is true in Quantum Physics (String Theory) !

2nd Proof:

# Life Changing Book

The book which changed their life:
1. GH Hardy: by Carmille Jordan’s Cours d’Analyse:
“I shall never forget the astonishment with which I read the remarkable work … and I learnt for the first time as I read it what mathematics really meant.”

2. Ramanujan : George Carr’s
A Synopsis of Elementary Results in Pure & Applied Mathematics”
(4,400 results without proofs)

3. Riemann : Legendre’s book

4. Hardy/Littlewood:
Landau 2-volume “Handbuch der Lehre von Der Verteilung der Primzahlen
(Handbook of the Theory of the Distribution of Prime Numbers)

5. Atle Selverg (Norway): Ramanujan’s “Collected Papers

Note: This blogger’s mathematics ‘fire’ is rekindled by John Derbyshire’sUnknown Quantity”.    # Einstein & Riemann

Albert Einstein owed much to Riemann’s conception, saying that if he had not been acquainted with them
“I never would have been able to develop the theory of relativity.”

# Prime Secret: ζ(s)

Riemann intuitively found the Zeta Function ζ(s), but couldn’t prove it. Computer ‘tested’ it correct up to billion numbers. $\zeta(s)=1+\frac{1}{2^{s}}+\frac{1}{3^{s}}+\frac{1}{4^{s}}+\dots$

Or equivalently (see note *) $\frac {1}{\zeta(s)} =(1-\frac{1}{2^{s}})(1-\frac{1}{3^{s}})(1-\frac{1}{5^{s}})(1-\frac{1}{p^{s}})\dots$

ζ(1) = Harmonic series (Pythagorean music notes) -> diverge to infinity
(See note #)

ζ(2) = Π²/6 [Euler]

ζ(3) = not Rational number.

1. The Riemann Hypothesis:
All non-trivial zeros of the zeta function have real part one-half.

ie ζ(s)= 0 where s= ½ + bi

Trivial zeroes are s= {- even Z}:
s(-2) = 0 =s(-4) =s(-6) =s(-8)…

You might ask why Re(s)=1/2 has to do with Prime number ?

There is another Prime Number Theorem (PNT) conjectured by Gauss and proved by Hadamard and Poussin:

π(Ν) ~ N / log N
ε = π(Ν) – N / log N
The error ε hides in the Riemann Zeta Function’s non-trivial zeroes, which all lie on the Critical line = 1/2 :

All non-trivial zeroes of ζ(s) are in Complex number between ]0,1[ along real line x=1/2

2. David Hilbert:

If I were to awaken after 500 yrs, my 1st question would be: Has Riemann been proven?’

It will be proven in future by a young man. ‘uncorrupted’ by today’s math.

Note (*): $\zeta(s)=1+\frac{1}{2^{s}}+\frac{1}{3^{s}}+\frac{1}{4^{s}}+\dots = \sum \frac {1}{n^{s}}$ … $\frac {1}{2^{s}}\zeta(s) = \frac{1}{2^{s}}(1+\frac{1}{2^{s}}+\frac{1}{3^{s}}+\frac{1}{4^{s}}+\dots)$ $\frac {1}{2^{s}}\zeta(s) = \frac {1}{2^{s}}+ \frac{1}{4^{s}} + \frac{1}{6^{s}} + \frac{1}{8^s} +\dots$ … 

-: $(1- \frac{1}{2^{s}})\zeta(s) = 1+ \frac{1}{3^{s}} + \frac{1}{5^{s}} + \dots + \frac{1}{p^{s}} +\dots$ $\text {Repeat with} (1-\frac{1}{3^s}) \text { both sides:}$ $(1- \frac{1}{3^{s}})(1- \frac{1}{2^{s}})\zeta(s) = 1+ \frac{1}{5^{s}} + \frac{1}{7^{s}} + \dots + \frac{1}{p^{s}} +\dots$

Finally, $(1- \frac{1}{p^{s}}) \dots (1- \frac{1}{5^{s}})(1- \frac{1}{3^{s}})(1- \frac{1}{2^{s}})\zeta(s) = 1$

Or $\zeta(s) = \prod \frac {1} {1- \frac{1}{p^{s}}}= \sum \frac {1}{n^{s}}$

Note #: $\zeta(s) = \prod \frac {1} {1- \frac{1}{p^{s}}}= \sum \frac {1}{n^{s}}$

Let s=1
RHS: Harmonic series diverge to infinity
LHS: $\prod \frac {1}{1- \frac{1}{p}}= \prod \frac{p}{p-1}$
Diverge to infinity => there are infinitely many primes p