Elliptic and Modular Functions from Gauss to Dedekind to Hecke

Elliptic and Modular Functions from Gauss to Dedekind to Hecke

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Ranjan Roy
Cambridge University Press
Edition: Illustrated, 4/18/2017
EAN 9781107159389, ISBN10: 1107159385

Hardcover, 488 pages, 26.5 x 18 x 3.1 cm
Language: English
Originally published in English

This thorough work presents the fundamental results of modular function theory as developed during the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. It features beautiful formulas and derives them using skillful and ingenious manipulations, especially classical methods often overlooked today. Starting with the work of Gauss, Abel, and Jacobi, the book then discusses the attempt by Dedekind to construct a theory of modular functions independent of elliptic functions. The latter part of the book explains how Hurwitz completed this task and includes one of Hurwitz's landmark papers, translated by the author, and delves into the work of Ramanujan, Mordell, and Hecke. For graduate students and experts in modular forms, this book demonstrates the relevance of these original sources and thereby provides the reader with new insights into contemporary work in this area.

1. The basic modular forms
2. Gauss's contributions to modular forms
3. Abel and Jacobi on elliptic functions
4. Eisenstein and Hurwitz
5. Hermite's transformation of theta functions
6. Complex variables and elliptic functions
7. Hypergeometric functions
8. Dedekind's paper on modular functions
9. The n function and Dedekind sums
10. Modular forms and invariant theory
11. The modular and multiplier equations
12. The theory of modular forms as reworked by Hurwitz
13. Ramanujan's Euler products and modular forms
14. Dirichlet series and modular forms
15. Sums of squares
16. The Hecke operators.