Riemann's Hypothesis

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• Dec 23rd 2009, 12:42 PM
Vitruvian
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Originally Posted by wonderboy1953
"I've found very little in the area of practical application of the Hypothesis..."

A simple check by Googling would confirm that (my attitude is that if it isn't on the internet, it doesn't exist). When you say "practical application", do you mean within math or outside of it?

"...and is evidently somehow related to modern financial security systems."

That would be because of the primes.

I am a secondary school student, so I don't have much of a math background. The replies so far have left me bewildered!
• Dec 23rd 2009, 01:33 PM
chiph588@
Quote:

Originally Posted by Vitruvian
I am a secondary school student, so I don't have much of a math background. The replies so far have left me bewildered!

Well then all you should know about the Riemann Hypothesis is it states that for a particular function in the complex plane denoted $\displaystyle \zeta(s)$, the only zeros in the strip $\displaystyle 0<\text{Re}(s)<1$ occur when $\displaystyle s=\frac{1}{2}+it$.
• Dec 23rd 2009, 01:40 PM
chiph588@
Quote:

Originally Posted by wonderboy1953
"I've found very little in the area of practical application of the Hypothesis..."

A simple check by Googling would confirm that (my attitude is that if it isn't on the internet, it doesn't exist). When you say "practical application", do you mean within math or outside of it?

"...and is evidently somehow related to modern financial security systems."

That would be because of the primes.