Bi-Weekly Math Contest


Twice a month, the vice-president will send out a math problem, as well as post it outside the math lounge (room 242) on the second floor of Blocker.

Submit your answer either by paper in the math office next to the lounge (Blocker 241C) or email to the vice-president. The student who submits the first correct solution gets a free math shirt, and the student who submits the most correct solutions throughout the year gets a free trip to MathFest, a national math conference!

Test Problem

Let \(\zeta(n)\) be defined by $$\zeta(n):=\sum_{s=1}^{\infty}\frac{1}{n^s}.$$
Show that all the zeros of \(\zeta\) have a real part of \(-\frac{1}{2}\).

Published 2016-06-01T17:24:00.000-07:00.