Hi. I just came back from my diffeq midterm and was surprised to see a problem with the Riemann-zeta equations on it. I think the problem went something like(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

"Prove that [itex]\pi[/itex]/6 = 1 + (1/2)^2 + (1/3)^2 + ... "

The study guide did mention that "prepare for a problem or two that may be applications or extensions of the concepts mentioned in the book". We just covered BVP, Fourier series, Wave eqn, heat eqn, and the Sturm-Liouville problems.

It doesn't show up on the textbook and I've just about had it with this prof. I write down every single thing he says in class, and it's nowhere in my notes or the textbook.

Is the Riemann-Zeta fair game for a diffeq midterm?

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# Is Riemann Zeta function related to differential equations?

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