Introduction To Algebraic And Abelian Functions

Author: Serge Lang
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387907109
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Introduction to Algebraic and Abelian Functions is a self-contained presentation of a fundamental subject in algebraic geometry and number theory. For this revised edition, the material on theta functions has been expanded, and the example of the Fermat curves is carried throughout the text. This volume is geared toward a second-year graduate course, but it leads naturally to the study of more advanced books listed in the bibliography.

Diophantine Geometry

Author: Marc Hindry
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461212103
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This is an introduction to diophantine geometry at the advanced graduate level. The book contains a proof of the Mordell conjecture which will make it quite attractive to graduate students and professional mathematicians. In each part of the book, the reader will find numerous exercises.

Classical Topics In Complex Function Theory

Author: Reinhold Remmert
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1475729561
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An ideal text for an advanced course in the theory of complex functions, this book leads readers to experience function theory personally and to participate in the work of the creative mathematician. The author includes numerous glimpses of the function theory of several complex variables, which illustrate how autonomous this discipline has become. In addition to standard topics, readers will find Eisenstein's proof of Euler's product formula for the sine function; Wielandts uniqueness theorem for the gamma function; Stirlings formula; Isssas theorem; Besses proof that all domains in C are domains of holomorphy; Wedderburns lemma and the ideal theory of rings of holomorphic functions; Estermanns proofs of the overconvergence theorem and Blochs theorem; a holomorphic imbedding of the unit disc in C3; and Gausss expert opinion on Riemanns dissertation. Remmert elegantly presents the material in short clear sections, with compact proofs and historical comments interwoven throughout the text. The abundance of examples, exercises, and historical remarks, as well as the extensive bibliography, combine to make an invaluable source for students and teachers alike

Abelian Varieties With Complex Multiplication And Modular Functions

Author: Goro Shimura
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400883946
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Reciprocity laws of various kinds play a central role in number theory. In the easiest case, one obtains a transparent formulation by means of roots of unity, which are special values of exponential functions. A similar theory can be developed for special values of elliptic or elliptic modular functions, and is called complex multiplication of such functions. In 1900 Hilbert proposed the generalization of these as the twelfth of his famous problems. In this book, Goro Shimura provides the most comprehensive generalizations of this type by stating several reciprocity laws in terms of abelian varieties, theta functions, and modular functions of several variables, including Siegel modular functions. This subject is closely connected with the zeta function of an abelian variety, which is also covered as a main theme in the book. The third topic explored by Shimura is the various algebraic relations among the periods of abelian integrals. The investigation of such algebraicity is relatively new, but has attracted the interest of increasingly many researchers. Many of the topics discussed in this book have not been covered before. In particular, this is the first book in which the topics of various algebraic relations among the periods of abelian integrals, as well as the special values of theta and Siegel modular functions, are treated extensively.

A First Course In Modular Forms

Author: Fred Diamond
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387272267
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This book introduces the theory of modular forms, from which all rational elliptic curves arise, with an eye toward the Modularity Theorem. Discussion covers elliptic curves as complex tori and as algebraic curves; modular curves as Riemann surfaces and as algebraic curves; Hecke operators and Atkin-Lehner theory; Hecke eigenforms and their arithmetic properties; the Jacobians of modular curves and the Abelian varieties associated to Hecke eigenforms. As it presents these ideas, the book states the Modularity Theorem in various forms, relating them to each other and touching on their applications to number theory. The authors assume no background in algebraic number theory and algebraic geometry. Exercises are included.

Theta Functions Bowdoin 1987

Author: Leon Ehrenpreis
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 0821814834
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During his long and productive career, Salomon Bochner worked in a variety of different areas of mathematics. This four part set brings together his collected papers, illustrating the range and depth of his mathematical interests. The books are available either individually or as a set.

Curves Jacobians And Abelian Varieties

Author: Ron Donagi
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 0821851438
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This volume contains the proceedings of an AMS-IMS-SIAM Joint Summer Research Conference on the Schottky Problem, held in June 1990 at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. The conference explored various aspects of the Schottky problem of characterizing Jacobians of curves among all abelian varieties. Some of the articles study related themes, including the moduli of stable vector bundles on a curve, Prym varieties and intermediate Jacobians, and special Jacobians with exotic polarizations or product structures.

Abelian Varieties

Author: S. Lang
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1441985344
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The Arithmetic Of Elliptic Curves

Author: Joseph H. Silverman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387094946
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The theory of elliptic curves is distinguished by its long history and by the diversity of the methods that have been used in its study. This book treats the arithmetic approach in its modern formulation, through the use of basic algebraic number theory and algebraic geometry. Following a brief discussion of the necessary algebro-geometric results, the book proceeds with an exposition of the geometry and the formal group of elliptic curves, elliptic curves over finite fields, the complex numbers, local fields, and global fields. Final chapters deal with integral and rational points, including Siegels theorem and explicit computations for the curve Y = X + DX, while three appendices conclude the whole: Elliptic Curves in Characteristics 2 and 3, Group Cohomology, and an overview of more advanced topics.