I am a masters student in Mathematics in an Asian Country. I am self studying a research paper which is originally in French. I am fluent in English and Hindi.

I used Google Translator for translation of French to English. The problem that occured is that now I am doubtful after reading 4 lemmas in Research Paper that the paper title was different and perhaps mistranslated by Google and that I am reading a different paper. Initially , I didn't realized this as I was reading lemmas and So the main results hadn't appeared. So, I am confused about the title of the paper.

Also, I am self studying and no one in my University is specialized in what I am studying. So, I can't ask anyone.

But as I use mathematics.stackexchange so I thought if there is a stackexchange site for FrenchFrench and found this side.

So, it's my humble request if anyone can translate me these lines accurately.

Lines are ->"Irrationalit´e d’une innit´edevaleurs de la fonction zêta aux entiers impairs. "

I shall be really thankful.

  • I read: irrationalité d'une unité de valeurs de la fonction zêta aux entiers impairs. Which word(s) don't you understand? Commented Mar 20, 2020 at 19:02
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    In light of your status as a New Contributor, I'll view your question as asking if the French title as you quote it makes sense in French (& not as an arguably "off-topic" request for a translation of it into English). Granted, I'm neither French nor a mathematician, but it makes no sense to me. I think there's one major TYPO & should read: "Irrationalité d'une infinité de valeurs de la fonction zêta aux entiers impairs."
    – Papa Poule
    Commented Mar 20, 2020 at 20:44

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I follow the hypothesis of "Papa Poule" about the term "innité" that you wrote and that doesn't exist in French. I think he is right to suppose the original word was "infinité". So the sentence would be:

"Irrationalité d'une infinité de valeurs de la fonction zêta aux entiers impairs."

and in English, that means:

"Irrationality of an infinity of values of the zeta function at odd integers".

  • That should actually be at odd integers; to odd integers doesn't make any sense in English. Commented Mar 26, 2020 at 23:59
  • Thanks for your suggestion, I have corrected the text.
    – BBBreiz
    Commented Mar 28, 2020 at 22:35

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