Zeta functions

December 1-5, 2008, Moscow, Russia

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Andreas Weingartner
Southern Utah University, USA
weingartner (at) suu.edu

Zeros of Dirichlet series with periodic coefficients

Let $a=(a_n)_{n\ge 1}$ be a periodic sequence, $F_a(s)$ the meromorphic continuation of $\sum_{n\ge 1} a_n/n^s$, and $N_a(\sigma_1, \sigma_2, T)$ the number of zeros of $F_a(s)$, counted with their multiplicities, in the rectangle $\sigma_1 < \R s < \sigma_2$, $|\I s | \le T$. We extend previous results of Laurin\v{c}ikas, Kaczorowski, Kulas, and Steuding, by showing that if $F_a(s)$ is not of the form $P(s) L_{\chi} (s)$, where $P(s)$ is a Dirichlet polynomial and $L_{\chi}(s)$ a Dirichlet L-function, then there exists an $\eta=\eta(a)>0$ such that for all $1/2 < \sigma_1 < \sigma_2 < 1+\eta$, we have $c_1 T \le N_a(\sigma_1, \sigma_2, T) \le c_2 T$ for sufficiently large $T$, and suitable positive constants $c_1$ and $c_2$ depending on $a$, $\sigma_1$, and $\sigma_2$.


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