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Dirichlet Series and Euler Products

  • Tom M. Apostol
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Part of the Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics book series (UTM)

Abstract

In 1737 Euler proved Euclid’s theorem on the existence of infinitely many primes by showing that the series ∑p -1, extended over all primes, diverges. He deduced this from the fact that the zeta function ζ(s), given by
$$\zeta (s) = \sum\limits_{n = 1}^\infty {\frac{1}{{{n^s}}}}$$
(1)
for real s > 1, tends to ∞ as s → 1. In 1837 Dirichlet proved his celebrated theorem on primes in arithmetical progressions by studying the series
$$L(s,\chi ) = \sum\limits_{n = 1}^\infty {\tfrac{{\chi (n)}}{{{n^s}}}}$$
(2)
where χ is a Dirichlet character and s > 1.

Keywords

Zeta Function Dirichlet Series Arithmetical Progression Multiplicative Function Riemann Zeta Function 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tom M. Apostol
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA

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