In this blog post of mine I talk about the “polynomial zeta function” $$\zeta_q(s)$$ and prove an analogue of Riemann hypothesis for it (indeed, this zeta has no zeroes at all). At the end I mention that this zeta function is, in fact, the “correct” zeta function for this purpose. In this blog post I am going to derive a formula analogous to the von Mangoldt’s explicit formula. This is a little project for me to see whether I’m able to work out all the details.

The proof is based on the exposition in Davenport’s Multiplicative Number Theory and requires some understanding of complex analysis.