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About the sums $\sum_{n=1}^\infty x^{n^2}$ and $\sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{x^n}{1+x^{2n}}$

Despite all my efforts trying to crack these, i haven't been able to do so. An approach that i've tried gives me somewhat of an asymptotic approximation, but still fails to produce the values near ...
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Why is this not a complex variable?

I'm watching a video about the Jacobi Theta Function on YouTube. At around 6:14 in the video, he has shown that... $$\vartheta (x) = \sum_{n\in \mathbb Z} e^{-\pi {n^2} x} = \sum_{k\in \mathbb Z} ...
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Primitive of Weierstrass $\wp$

Consider a lattice $L=\mathbb{Z}+\mathbb{Z}\tau$. Take the function $\xi(z) = \frac{-1}{z} - \sum_{w \in L\backslash \{0\}} \Big ( \frac{1}{z-w} + \frac{1}{w} + \frac{z}{w^2} \Big )$. Obviously this ...
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Expression for Jacobi theta function derivative

Please explain how to get $$\frac{\vartheta'_{1}(z, q)}{\vartheta_{1}(z, q)} = \cot z + 4\sum_{n = 1}^{\infty}\frac{q^{2n}}{1 - q^{2n}}\sin 2nz$$ where $\vartheta_{1}(z, q)$ is one of the Jacobi theta ...
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Show that $f(qz) = qz^2 f(z)$ where $f(z) = [\theta(z) \theta(1/z)]^{-1}$

Let $\theta(z) = (z;q)(q/z; q)$ where $(q;z) = \prod_{i=0}^\infty (1 - zq^i) $. Then let $f(z)$ be defined by: $$ f(z) = \frac{1}{\theta(z) \theta(1/z)} $$ Show that $\boxed{\color{#0033FF}{f(qz) = ...
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What is the series expansion of reciprocal of theta function $\frac{1}{\theta(z;q)}$?

"The" theta function is an ambiguous concept, but one definition I have found is: $$ \theta(z;q) = (z;q)_\infty(q/z;q)_\infty = \frac{1}{(q;q)_\infty}\sum_{k \in \mathbb{Z}}z^k q^{\binom{k}{2}} ...
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Jacobi theta with a matrix

I would like to evaluate $$ \sum_{q_1 = -\infty}^{\infty} \cdots \sum_{q_N = -\infty}^{\infty} e^{-\sum_{j}\sum_{k} q_{k} A_{kj} q_{j}} $$ with $A$ a real $N\times N$ symmetric matrix. I know how to ...
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What is theta value?

Using a pre-defined formula in Desmos android app the following example is given : What is value of theta used within formula for evaluating r ? Is it some implicit value, as it's value is not ...
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What is known about $\sum_{n=0}^{\infty} x^{n^3} $.

$f(x) =\sum_{n=0}^{\infty} x^{n^2}$ and similar "theta-type" functions are extensively studied. They have many properties and occur in number theory , algebra (in particular solving the quintic ...
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Zeros of the derivative of a theta function

I'm trying to find the positions or at least the number of zeros of $\partial_z\vartheta[p,0](z,\tau)$ where the standard theta function with characteristics $(p,q)$ is defined as ...
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Evaluating: $ \sum_{n=0}^{\infty}x^{n^{2}} $

How do you evaluate: $\displaystyle \sum_{n=0}^{\infty}x^{n^{2}} $ Or more generally $ \large\displaystyle \sum_{n=0}^{\infty}x^{n^{\alpha}} $ Note that: $|x| <1$
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Coefficients of a power series, an algebraic identity

Given the following 4 functions: \begin{align} \theta_1(0, \tau) &= 2(q^{1/4} + q^{9/4} + q^{25/4} + \ddots), \\ \theta_2(0, \tau) &= 1-2q+2q^4-2q^9+ \ddots), \\ \theta_3(0, \tau) &= ...
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How fast does $\Sigma_{n=1}^{\infty} (1- \exp(-x))^{n^2} $ grow?

Let $x$ be a positive real. Define $\theta(x) = \Sigma_{n=1}^{\infty} (1- \exp(-x))^{n^2} $. How fast does $\theta(x)$ grow ? In other words what is a good asymptotic for it when $x$ is large ? Maybe ...
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Is $\sum_n\exp(ian+ibn^2+icn^3)$ known in terms of anything else?

For arbitrary $a,b,c$, does the series $$F(a,b,c)=\sum_{n=-\infty}^\infty\exp\left(ian+ibn^2+icn^3\right),$$ i.e. an evenly-weighed series of exponentials of cubic polynomials, converge to anything ...
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Summation of an infinite q series

When calculating a Partition function, I encounter the following summation $$\sum_{n=0}^{\infty} x^n q^{n^2}.$$ I know that the sum$\sum_{n=-\infty}^{\infty} x^n q^{n^2}$ is a Theta function , but I ...
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How do I show Theta function is not identically zero

How do I show that for a fixed $\omega$ in the upper half plane, the theta function $\theta(z) = \sum_{n=-\infty}^{\infty} e^{\pi i(n^2\omega + 2nz)}$ is not identically zero? Is there an obvious ...
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the ratio of jacobi theta functions and a new conjectured q-continued fraction

Given the squared nome $q=e^{2i\pi\tau}$ with $|q|\lt1$, define ...
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Are all Jacobi theta functions modular?

An exercice in Neukirch's classical textbook "Algebraic Number Theory" asks us to prove that Jacobi's classical theta function $\vartheta(z)$ is a modular form of weight $1/2$. There are other ...
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Jacobi Theta Functions?

For the Jacobi theta function $\vartheta_3(z|\tau)$ there exists an equality (by Whittaker & Watson) \begin{equation} \vartheta_3(z|\tau) = \sum_{n=-\infty}^{\infty} e^{n^2 \pi i \tau + 2 n i z} ...
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conjectured identity of the product of two theta functions

Looking into the discussion in this post,I was naturally led to consider the following general identity Given the two jacobi theta functions,$$\theta_2(q)=\sum_{n=-\infty}^\infty q^{(n+1/2)^2}$$ and ...
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Rogers-Ramanujan continued fraction in terms of theta functions?

The Rogers-Ramanujan cfrac is, $$r = r(\tau)= \cfrac{q^{1/5}}{1+\cfrac{q}{1+\cfrac{q^2}{1+\ddots}}}$$ If $q = \exp(2\pi i \tau)$, then it is known that, $$\frac{1}{r}-r ...
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What is a mock theta function?

We define a mock theta function as follows: A mock theta function is a function defined by a $q$-series convergent when $|q|<1$ for which we can calculate asymptotic formulae when $q$ tends ...
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Proof of Functional Equation Zeta

$$ \pi^{-s/2}\zeta(s)\Gamma(s/2)=\pi^{-(1-s)/2}\zeta(1-s)\Gamma((1-s)/2) $$ (That's the equation that want to prove) Hello guys, so I'm trying to prove the functional equation of Riemann Zeta, ...
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A $q$-continued fraction connected to the divisor function?

In this post, the following two continued fractions discussed by Nicco are given, $$A(q)= \left(\frac{\vartheta_2(0,q)}{2\,q^{1/4}}\right)^2= ...
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How to solve the general sextic equation with Kampé de Fériet functions?

It is frequently stated, for example on Wolfram Mathworld, that the general sextic equation $$x^6 + a_5 x^5 + a_4 x^4 + a_3 x^3 + a_2 x^2 + a_1 x^1 + a_0 = 0$$ can be solved in terms of Kampé de ...
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Elliptic formulation of sum with cosine and hyperbolic cosine

Can anyone check my reformulation below?$$\sum_{k\in \mathbb{Z}}\frac{1}{\cosh{(k+z)\pi}+\cos{(k+z)\pi}}=\frac 2\pi \csc{\pi ...
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What is the limit $\lim_{q\to 1} \vartheta_{2}^{2}(q)(1-q)$

If $\vartheta_{2}(q)$ is jacobi's theta function, what is the limit $$\lim_{q\to 1} \vartheta_{2}^{2}(q)(1-q)$$ for the nome $q$. I would like to know whether the limit exists or not. If it does, ...
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Ramanujan theta function and its continued fraction

I believe Ramanujan would have loved this kind of identity. After deriving the identity, I wanted to share it with the mathematical community. If it's well known, please inform me and give me some ...
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the zeros of theta function?

Recall that the theta function with character $(a,b)\in \mathbb{R}^2$ is defined by $$ \vartheta_{a,b}(z, \tau) :=\sum^\infty_{n=-\infty} e^{\pi i (n + a)^{2} \tau + 2 \pi i(n + a)(z + b)},\quad a,b ...
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Some analogs of the pentagonal number theorem

There are the following analogs of the famous identity $$ \prod_{n\geqslant1}(1-q^n)=\sum_{n\in\mathbb Z}(-1)^nq^{\frac{3n^2-n}2}. $$ Let $v_2(n)$ denote the 2-adic valuation of $n$, that is, the ...
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Elliptic theta function approximations

I have encountered the formulas, which are approximations of Elliptic Theta functions, $$\vartheta _4\left(0,\frac{1}{\sqrt{e}}\right)\simeq 2 \sqrt{2 \pi } \sqrt[8]{\left(4+\cosh \left(4 \pi ...
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Holomorphicity and modularity of Jacobi forms

I am reading this paper Suerconformal algebras and mock theta functions by T. Eguchi and K. Hikami. In section 3.2, the authors define a function $$J(z;w;\tau) = ...
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Jacobi Elliptic Functions built from Jacobi theta functions

I believe I understand the general theory of elliptic functions to an extent. What I can't seem to find is the distinct method which was used to show that a particular combination of Jacobi Theta ...
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Reciprocals of theta functions

I've spent the last few months with partial fraction expansions, and thought to create a function with simple poles over a lattice of zeros, like that of any of the Jacobi theta functions... but I ...
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any interpretation for $\left[ \sum_{n\in \mathbb{Z}} q^{n^2} w^{2n} \right]^{-1}$?

One very simple version of the theta function is as a generating function over the perfect squares: $$ \theta(\tau; z) = \sum_{n\in \mathbb{Z}} q^{n^2} w^{2n} $$ Where $q = e^{2\pi i \tau}$ and $w = ...
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Is the $z\gg 1$ behavior of the theta function $\theta_1(z;q)$ known?

Is the $z\gg 1$ behavior of the theta function $\theta_1(z;q)$ known? It seems naively like it could be estimated by a Gaussian integral which would give an answer along the lines of $e^{bz^2}$ for ...
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Which theta function is $\theta(x;q) = (x;q)(q/x;q)$?

The physics paper I am reading very non-chalantly defines the theta function as $$ \theta(x;q) = (x;q)(q/x;q) \hspace{0.5in} \tilde{\theta}(x;q) = x^{-1/2}(x;q)(q/x;q) $$ where they are using the ...
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Fibonacci-related infinite sum

Prove that $$\sum_{n=0}^\infty \frac{1}{F_{2n+1}}=\frac{\sqrt{5}}{4}\theta_2^2\bigg(\frac{3-\sqrt{5}}{2}\bigg)$$ and $$\sum_{n=0}^\infty \frac{1}{F_{2n+1}+F_{2k-1}}=\frac{(2k-1)\sqrt{5}}{2F_{2k-1}}$$ ...
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Equation of the curve corresponding to a principal polarization

Let $\mathbb{C}^2/\Lambda$ be a principally polarized abelian surface. I think it is well-known how to write down the equation of the divisor (Riemann surface) corresponding to the polarization, in ...
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Is there a limiting case for this sequence of infinite product representations for the theta function?

Starting from the famous infinite product $$ (1+z)^2(1-z^2)(1+z^3)^2(1-z^4)(1+z^5)^2(1-z^6)\cdots=1+2z+2z^4+2z^9+2z^{16}+\dots $$ it is easy to show by induction that $$ ...
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A special case of triple product identity

Can any one guide me how can I prove these identities?? $$\sum_{n=-\infty}^\infty (-1)^nq^{(6n+1)^2}=q \prod_{n=1}^\infty(1-q^{24n})$$ $$\sum_{n=-\infty}^\infty (4n+1)q^{(4n+1)^2}=q ...
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Zeroes of Jacobi Theta Functions

Based on wolfram alpha: $$\sum_{i=0}^{\infty}[x^{i^2}] = \frac{1}{2}(v_3(0,x) +1) $$ Whereas $v_3$ is the third Jacobi Theta function. See: http://bit.ly/1FIyUTq I am curious for what values in ...
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Does this function appear in theory of modular forms?

Does the following function $\phi(q,z)$ appear in theory of modular forms $$ \phi(q,z):=\prod_{n=-\infty}^{\infty}(1+q^nz) $$ for $(q,z)$ in some domain in $\mathbb{C}^2$? Any reference will be ...
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Mumford's proof of theta function convergence

On Dave Mumford's Tate Lectures on Theta I, he begins by proving that $\theta(z,\tau)$ converges. It begins something like: Let $|Im(z)|<c$ and $Im(\tau)>\epsilon$, then: $|e^{\pi i n^2 ...
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Derivation of Transformation for basic theta function

Given that $\vartheta(x) = \sum_{n = -\infty}^\infty e^{-\pi n^2 x}$, I am trying to finish a derivation that $\vartheta(x) = \frac{1}{\sqrt{x}}\vartheta(1/x)$. I believe that I am very close. I ...
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What is this quotient of partial derivatives of the first Jacobi's Theta function

Let $\theta_1(x,\tau)$ be the first Jacobi's theta function: $$ \theta_1(x)=\theta_1(x,\tau)=-i \sum_{n\in \mathbb Z} (-1)^{n}e^{i \pi (n+1/2)^2\tau}e^{2i\pi(n+1/2)x}\qquad x\in \mathbb C, \, \tau\in ...
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Ellptic\Jacobi theta function and its residue integral

The Ellptic\Jacobi theta function is given by \begin{align} \theta_1(\tau|z)&=\theta_1(q,y)=-iq^{\frac{1}{8}}y^{\frac{1}{2}}\prod_{k=1}^{\infty}(1-q^k)(1-yq^k)(1-y^{-1}q^{k-1}) \\ &= ...
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q-theta function and their properties

I want to compute the residue integral for the $q$-theta function, and derive its properties. First, I'll briefly explain the definition \begin{align} & ...
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Freeman Dyson's identity for the modular discriminant $\Delta$

In his 'Introduction to Modular Forms', Don Zagier states the Freeman Dyson's identity : $$\Delta(\tau)=\sum_{\substack{ (x_1,\ldots,x_5)\in \mathbb{Z}^5 \\ x_1+\cdots+x_5=0 \\ x_i \equiv i ...
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When are theta constants modular

I'm looking at $\theta$ constants with characteristic, defined by $$\theta\left(\begin{array}{c} \epsilon \\ \epsilon' \end{array}\right)(z,\tau) = \sum_{n\in \mathbb{Z}} \exp 2\pi i \left\{ ...