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.