Experimental Mathematics

Computing Special Values of Motivic L-Functions

Tim Dokchitser

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We present an algorithm to compute values L(s) and derivatives {\small $L^{(k)}(s)$} of L-functions of motivic origin numerically to required accuracy. Specifically, the method applies to any L-series whose {\small $\Gamma$}-factor is of the form {\small $A^s\prod_{i=1}^d \Gamma(\frac{s+\lambda_j}{2})$} with d arbitrary and complex {\small $\lambda_j$}, not necessarily distinct. The algorithm relies on the known (or conjectural) functional equation for L(s).

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Experiment. Math., Volume 13, Issue 2 (2004), 137-150.

First available in Project Euclid: 20 July 2004

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Primary: 11M99: None of the above, but in this section
Secondary: 14G10: Zeta-functions and related questions [See also 11G40] (Birch- Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture) 11G40: $L$-functions of varieties over global fields; Birch-Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture [See also 14G10] 11R42: Zeta functions and $L$-functions of number fields [See also 11M41, 19F27] 11M41: Other Dirichlet series and zeta functions {For local and global ground fields, see 11R42, 11R52, 11S40, 11S45; for algebro-geometric methods, see 14G10; see also 11E45, 11F66, 11F70, 11F72} 11F66: Langlands $L$-functions; one variable Dirichlet series and functional equations

L-functions Zeta-functions motives Meijer G-function


Dokchitser, Tim. Computing Special Values of Motivic L -Functions. Experiment. Math. 13 (2004), no. 2, 137--150. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.em/1090350929

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