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We obtain several expansions for $\zeta(s)$ involving a sequence of polynomials in $s$, denoted in this paper by $\alpha_k(s)$. These polynomials can be regarded as a generalization of Stirling numbers of the first kind and our identities extend some series expansions for the zeta function that are known for integer values of $s$. The expansions also give a different approach to the analytic continuation of the Riemann zeta function.

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The Dirichlet divisor problem is used as a model to give a conjecture concerning the conditional convergence of the Dirichlet series of an L-function.

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We describe some experiments that show a connection between elliptic curves of high rank and the Riemann zeta function on the one line. We also discuss a couple of statistics involving $L$-functions where the zeta function on the one line plays a prominent role.

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We derive several identities for the Hurwitz and Riemann zeta functions, the Gamma function, and Dirichlet $L$-functions. They involve a sequence of polynomials $\alpha_k(s)$ whose study was initiated in an earlier paper. The expansions given here are practical and can be used for the high precision evaluation of these functions, and for deriving formulas for special values. We also present a summation formula and use it to generalize a formula of Hasse.

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We cover some useful techniques in computational aspects of analytic number theory, with specific emphasis on ideas relevant to the evaluation of L-functions. These techniques overlap considerably with basic methods from analytic number theory. On the elementary side, summation by parts, Euler Maclaurin summation, and Mobius inversion play a prominent role. In the slightly less elementary sphere, we find tools from analysis, such as Poisson summation, generating function methods, Cauchy's residue theorem, asymptotic methods, and the fast Fourier transform. We then describe conjectures and experiments that connect number theory and random matrix theory.

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Let $q$ be an odd prime power, and $H_{d,q}$ denote the set of square-free monic polynomials $D(x) \in F_q[x]$ of degree $d$. Katz and Sarnak showed that the moments, over $H_{d,q}$, of the zeta functions associated to the curves $y^2=D(x)$, evaluated at the central point, tend, as $q \to \infty$, to the moments of characteristic polynomials, evaluated at the central point, of matrices in $USp(2\lfloor (d-1)/2 \rfloor)$. Using techniques that were originally developed for studying moments of $L$-functions over number fields, Andrade and Keating conjectured an asymptotic formula for the moments for $q$ fixed and $d \to \infty$. We provide theoretical and numerical evidence in favour of their conjecture. In some cases we are able to work out exact formulas for the moments and use these to precisely determine the size of the remainder term in the predicted moments.

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We consider the problem of determining whether a set of primes, or, more generally, prime ideals in a number field, can be realized as a finite union of residue classes, or of Frobenius conjugacy classes. We give criteria for a set to be realized in this manner, and show that the subset of primes consisting of every other prime cannot be expressed in this way, even if we allow a finite number of exceptions.

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We describe a method to accelerate the numerical computation of the coefficients of the polynomials $P_k(x)$ that appear in the conjectured asymptotics of the $2k$-th moment of the Riemann zeta function. We carried out our method to compute the moment polynomials for $k \leq 13$, and used these to experimentally test conjectures for the moments up to height $10^8$.

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We report on some extensive computations and experiments concerning the moments of quadratic Dirichlet $L$-functions at the critical point. We computed the values of $L(1/2,\chi_d)$ for $- 5\times 10^{10} < d < 1.3 \times 10^{10}$ in order to numerically test conjectures concerning the moments $\sum_{|d|

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Keating and Snaith showed that the $2k^{th}$ absolute moment of the characteristic polynomial of a random unitary matrix evaluated on the unit circle is given by a polynomial of degree $k^2$. In this article, uniform asymptotics for the coefficients of that polynomial are derived, and a maximal coefficient is located. Some of the asymptotics are given in explicit form. Numerical data to support these calculations are presented. Some apparent connections between random matrix theory and the Riemann zeta function are discussed.