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## Idea

$L$-functions are certain meromorphic functions generalizing the Riemann zeta function. They are typically defined by what is called an $L$-series which is then meromorphically extended to the complex plane.

Many L-functions have mutually similar deep features like satisfaction of a functional equation etc. The generalized Riemann conjecture is concerned with zeros of the Dirichlet zeta function? for which the L-series is complicated from the classical Riemann case by the presence of the additional parameter, the Dirichlet character.

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Revised on November 7, 2013 08:14:37 by Urs Schreiber (145.116.129.101)