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Modular forms are arithmetic objects

What does arithmetic object exactly means? In an article, I found the following statement: modular forms are arithmetic objects. What this should means? Bests.
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On the square coeffecients of a modular form

Let $k\in \mathbb{N}$. Let $f\in M_k(\Gamma_0(N),\chi)$ be a modular form of weight $k$ on $\Gamma_0(N)$ with a Dirichlet character $\chi$. If $f$ has a Fourier expansion of the form $$ ...
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Twisting modular forms by Dirichlet characters

Let $\chi,\chi_1$ be Dirichlet characters modulo $M$ and $N$. In Koblitz's book "Introduction to Elliptic Curves and Modular Forms", Proposition III.3.17, it is proved that if ...
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Do modular forms of higher weight occur in the proof of FLT?

Fermat's last theorem is a consequence of a statement about weight two modular forms. Going through the long proof, does one ever encounter modular forms of higher weight?
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Problem about Eisenstein series on $\Gamma_1(N)$

I'm learning about Eisenstein series on $\Gamma_1(N)$ and it seems to me that I have misunderstood something. I imagine the following situation : Let $\nu$ be a function on $(\mathbb{Z}/ N ...
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Is there an effective bound known for the coefficients of half integer weight cusp forms?

If $f(z)=\sum a_n q^n$ is a cusp form (of integer weight) normalized so that $a_1=1$, we have the inequality $$\vert a_n \vert \leq d(n) n^{(k-1)/2},$$ known as the Deligne bound (in which $d(n)$ ...
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Identities for L-series and Euler product

It is a mabe a stupid question for many experts here. There is something wrong in the following reasoning, and now I could not find it. Could someone help me out? Any advice will be highly ...
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$\dim \mathcal{S}_k(\Gamma_0(N))$

I'm looking for a formula which gives the dimension of $\mathcal{S}_k(\Gamma_0(N))$ the space of cusp forms of weight $k$ and level $N$. I found the following statement for $k\geq 4$ $$\dim ...
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Congruences of weights of modular forms modulo primes

I'm trying to prove that for two modular forms $f$ and $g$ of weight $k$ and $k'$ respectively, that are congruent modulo a prime $\ell\ge 5$, their weights are congruent modulo $\ell-1$. This is what ...
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Transformation property for classical Siegel modular forms of weight 2

Let $\mathbb{H}_g = \{ \tau \in GL_g(\mathbb{C}) | \; {^t\tau} = \tau, Im(\tau) >0\}$ be the Siegel upper half space. There are Eisenstein series $$ E_{2k}(\tau) := \sum_{\gamma\in (P_0\cap ...
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q-expansion principle for modular forms

Let $f(z)$ be a modular form of some integral weight $k \geq 0$ and level $\Gamma_1(N)$ (I insist I want $\Gamma_1(N)$, not $\Gamma_0(N)$ or $\Gamma(N)$). Thus for any $d \in (\mathbb Z/N\mathbb ...
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Jacobi Form and its Fourier expansion

Let k,m be non negative integers. A Jacobi form of weight k and index m is a holomorphic function f on $\mathbb{H} x \mathbb{C}$ (where $\mathbb{H}$ denotes the upper half plane) satisfying the ...
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Serre's Modularity Conjecture — Weight

I was reading Serre's paper "Sur les Représentations Modulaires de Degré $2$ de Gal($\bar{\mathbb{Q}}/\mathbb{Q}$)" where he states his modularity conjecture (which is now a theorem). Following his ...
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Identities of Hecke operators

While studying, I recently came across the following interesting problem. Let's say that the (level one) weight $k$ modular forms $M_k(\Gamma(1))$ have dimension $d$. We know by the ring structure ...
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Undergraduate Introduction to Modular Forms

What are the best introductory texts (or lecture notes) on modular forms aimed at an advanced undergraduate audience (for a student with a course in complex analysis and two courses in algebra and ...
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Proving the Uniformization Theorem for Elliptic Curves (An Exercise from Silverman's Advanced Topics on Elliptic Curves )

In Silverman's Advanced Topics in the Arithmetic of Elliptic Curves there are two demonstrations of the Uniformization Theorem for the Elliptic Curves (It says that, given an Elliptic Curve $E$, ...
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Rewriting $\tau(p)\Delta(\tau)$ when $p$ is prime

$p$ is a prime, and $\tau$ is Ramanujan's tau function: $$p^{11}\Delta(p\tau)+\frac{1}{p}\sum_{k=0}^{p-1}\Delta\bigg(\frac{\tau + ...
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Modular Form, but Cusp Form in Disguise

Suppose I have a holomorphic modular form $f \in M_k(\Gamma_0(N), \chi)$ with $k \in \mathbb Z^+$ and $f = \sum_{n=1}^\infty a(n)q^n$. Considering the $q$-expansion, one may suspicious that $f$ is ...
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Why a modular form is a highest weight vector of a discrete series summand of $L_2(SL_2(\mathbb{Z})\backslash SL_2(\mathbb{R}))$?

It is said that a modular form is a highest weight vector of a discrete series summand of $L_2(SL_2(\mathbb{Z})\backslash SL_2(\mathbb{R}))$. Why a modular form is a highest weight vector of a ...
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Diamond operator on a meromorphic function

Is there a standard way in which the diamond operator for modular forms is defined for an arbitrary meromorphic function?. I know the definition for a weight k modular form, but since I usually wont ...
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Equidistribution of lattice points on spheres in dimensions $d \ge 4$ (Pommerenke's theorem)

I am looking for either an English translation of: Pommerenke, C.: Über die Gleichverteilung von Gitterpunkten auf m-dimensionalen Ellipsoiden. Acta Arith. 5, 227-257 (1959) Or a reference in ...
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Is it true that $\theta_{1,1}^{4N} \in J_{2N,2N}(2N)$?

I need examples of Jacobi forms for full congruence subgroups $\Gamma(N) $ of $SL(2,Z)$. As a particular case, take the theta function $\theta_{1,1}(t,z) := \sum_{n\in\mathbb{Z}} exp(\pi it(n + ...
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The conjecture $A159634(n) = \psi(2n)/3$ where $\psi$ is the Dedekind psi function.

Steven Finch is the author of the OEIS-sequence A159634 which is defined as "Coefficient for dimensions of spaces of modular & cusp forms of weight $k/2$, level $4n$ >and trivial character, ...
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Proving that $\sigma_7(n) = \sigma_3(n) + 120 \sum_{m=1}^{n-1} \sigma_3(m)\sigma_3(n-m)$ without using modular forms?

This problem appears as a (starred!) exercise in D. Zagier's notes on modular forms. I have to admit that I have no idea how to do it. Here, $\sigma_k(n) =\sum_{d\mid n} d^k$, as usual. This ...
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Learning roadmap for p-adic modular forms and eigenvarieties.

What are some good sources for breaking into the field of p-adic modular forms? It was suggested to me to read Katz' paper "P-adic Properties of Modular Schemes and Modular Forms". I have found this ...
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Definition of Automorphic form

I am looking at how one maps the space of cusp forms $S_k(N,\psi)$ into the space of automorphic forms on $GL_2$ over the Adeles. And I have a question about the definition of $K$-finiteness. I am ...
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Are the Fourier coefficients of a new form real?

Let $f\in S^\text{new}_k(Γ_0(N))$ be a $\text{newform}$ . Are all its Fourier coefficients real? Of course the Hecke operators $T_n$ are selfadjoint for $(n,N)=1$, but is it also true for all $n$?
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Other interesting consequences of $d=163$?

Question: Any other interesting consequences of $d=163$ having class number $h(-d)=1$ aside from the list below? Let $\tau = \tfrac{1+\sqrt{-163}}{2}$. We have (see notes at end of list), ...
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How to show that $\Delta\left(\frac{az+b}{cz+d}\right)=(cz+d)^{12}\Delta(z)$?

Let $(a, b; c, d) \in SL_2(\mathbb{Z})$ and $\Delta(z)=q\prod_{n=1}^{\infty} (1-q^n)^{24}$, $q=e^{2\pi i z}$. How to show that $\Delta(\frac{az+b}{cz+d})=(cz+d)^{12}\Delta(z)$? Thank you very much. I ...
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The filtration of mod l modular form

I'm reading a paper of Swinnerton-Dyer, "On $l$-adic representations for coefficients of modular forms." He defines the notion of "filtration" for mod $l$ modular forms: If $\tilde{f} \in \tilde{M}$ ...
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Real life applications of Maass wave forms

Explaining my work on Maass wave forms to friends and family (all non-mathematician) typically earns me blank faces. So I wonder whether there is some good example to explain their meaning to laymen. ...
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What are applications of number theory in physics?

I was reading Goro Shimura's The Map of My Life. He wrote the following quote in the book. It made me come up with the title question. In particular, is there any application of the theory of modular ...
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Modular Functions with Rational Fourier Expansions

I have been reading the paper of Cox, McKay and Stevenhagen "Principal Moduli and Class Fields", http://arxiv.org/pdf/math/0311202v1.pdf, and I have a question regarding the nature of the function ...
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A quick fact check about filtrations of modular forms and $E_{p+1}$

Suppose $f$ is a mod $p$ modular form of level $N$ with $p>3$ and $p$ not dividing $N$. Is it true that $w(f E_{p+1})=w(f)+p+1$, where $w(f)$ is the filtration of $f$? (The filtration of $f$ is the ...
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modular form -Petersson inner product

my question is about Petersson inner product. i need to prove that $(E_k,f) =0 $ $\forall f \in S_k(SL_2(\mathbb{Z}))$ the only thing that i think that should help me is that the space of cusp form ...
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Other names for $E_{p+1}$ $\pmod{p}$?

If I want to know properties of $E_{p+1}$ modulo $p$, do you know a name for this modular form, so that it is easier to search via the internet? So far, what I know is that $E_{p-1}$ is the Hasse ...
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Inverting the modular $J$ function

Klein's modular function $J(z)$ is defined and studied in e.g. Apostol's book Modular functions and Dirichlet series in number theory. Certain specific evaluations are available, for example, ...
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Recognizing if a power series is a $q$-expansion of a modular form

Given a power series in $q$, is it possible to tell if it is the $q$-expansion of a modular form (of level $N$ say)? I don't need to show results of this sort, but it has come up enough that I'm ...
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Expressing Eisenstein series E_k in terms of E_4 and E_6

Given an Eisenstein series $E_k$ (of level 1), it is a polynomial $P_k(E_4,E_6)$ in $E_4$ and $E_6$, and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eisenstein_series#Recurrence_relation should give a finite ...
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Can $ 262537412640768743.99999999999925 $ be beaten with simple expressions? [closed]

We know: $$\begin{align}e^{\pi \sqrt{163}} &= 262537412640768743.9999999999992500726\dots\\ x^{24} - 24&=262537412640768743.9999999999992511239\dots\end{align}$$ where $x$ is the real solution ...
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Elementary tools for proving congruences of modular forms

My impression is that the specialists in the field use geometric modular forms when proving congruences of modular forms. While this is probably the right way, I don't think I will be able to get a ...
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Definition of Modular Forms over finite Fields

I'm still severely lacking in background at the moment, but I'm interested in doing something with congruence properties of modular forms (relations between coefficients of the q-expansions that hold ...
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Routine question about derivatives of automorphic forms being L^2

I consider Automorphic forms on $G = SL_2 (\mathbb{R})$, which are $\Gamma$-invariant, $K$-finite, $Z(g)$ finite, and of moderate growth. If I have such an automorphic form, which happens to be in ...
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p-adic modular form example

In Serre's paper on $p$-adic modular forms, he gives the example (in the case of $p = 2,3,5$) of $\frac{1}{Q}$ and $\frac{1}{j}$ as $p$-adic modular forms, where $Q = E_4 = 1 + 540\sum ...
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Coefficients of powers of the theta function

Let $q=\exp(2 \pi i z)$ and $$\theta(z)=\sum_{n=-\infty}^\infty q^{n^2}.$$ Now, I shall show that the powers of $\theta$ are given by $$\theta(z)^r = \sum_{n=0}^\infty S_r(n) q^n$$ where $S_r(n)$ ...
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Stark's formula for the j-invariant

In his paper On the "gap" in Heegner's proof (which you can find : here) Stark gives the following formula for the $j$-invariant (for some $\tau \in \mathcal{H}$ and $q=e^{2i\pi\tau}$) $$ j(\tau) = ...
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How to calculate $|\operatorname {SL}_2(\mathbb Z/N\mathbb Z)|$?

the answer should be $$|\operatorname {SL}_2(\mathbb Z/N\mathbb Z)|=N^{3}\prod_{p|N}(1-{1 /p^2})$$ But first how to prove $$|\operatorname {SL}_2(\mathbb Z/p^e\mathbb Z)|=p^{3e}(1-{1 /p^2})$$
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When does a modular form satisfy a differential equation with rational coefficients?

Given a modular form $f$ of weight $k$ for a congruence subgroup $\Gamma$, and a modular function $t$ for $\Gamma$ with $t(i\infty)=0$, we can form a function $F$ such that $F(t(z))=f(z)$ (at least ...
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Intuition for the Importance of Modular Forms

I am learning about modular forms for the first time this term and am just starting to wrap my head around what might be the big picture of things. I was wondering if the following interpretation of ...
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how to calculate $q$-expansion coefficients of a modular form?

Can you please explain for me how we can calculate the coefficients of $q$-expansion series of a modular form function $f$? I am really confused.