# What is exactly a Trace ?

1. Jun 20, 2009

### zetafunction

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/lectures/connes/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

2. Jun 28, 2009