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What is exactly a Trace ?

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Jun20-09, 04:53 AM
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the idea is this, for the mathematician what is exactly the definition of a Trace ??

for example let us suppose that i find a trace operator for Riemann Zeros, then would it mean that i have solved Riemann Hypothesis ??

In the paper: http://www.math.ohio-state.edu/lectu...nnes/zeta2.pdf

they say 'if the Trace xxx is correct then RH is proved'

but in order to prove a Trace is correct you only would need to test it with several functions, wouldn't you
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Jun28-09, 10:07 AM
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but in order to prove a Trace is correct you only would need to test it with several functions, wouldn't you
Why do you say that? This is like saying all odd numbers except 1 are prime:
3 is prime ,5 is prime, 7 is prime -- it's proven!


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