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I'm looking for an introductive book on Modular Forms and their applications to Algebraic Geometry and Algebraic Number Theory.

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Explaining you my prerequisites, I've a good knowledge of basic instruments of Algebra and Algebraic Geometry, but I need some explanations in geometrical facts about Riemann Surfaces and Advanced Complex Analysis...

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The first book you want to look at is Serre's "A course in arithmetic". THe second is the aptly named "A first course in modular forms"

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  • $\begingroup$ Thank you! Another related question: in this books there's something about the J-invariants? Do you have some references about them? $\endgroup$ – Sabino Di Trani Dec 15 '13 at 0:57
  • $\begingroup$ Yes. Serre's book already talks about it (I think), and certainly Diamond does. $\endgroup$ – Igor Rivin Dec 15 '13 at 0:58
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    $\begingroup$ "The second is the aptly named 'A first course in modular forms'" -- that made me smile, although I wholly agree with the recommendations! $\endgroup$ – David Loeffler Dec 16 '13 at 15:32
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The book---"A first course in modular forms" by F. Diamond, J. Shurman is a good book to start to study classical modular forms. The advanced one--- "Modular forms" by Toshitsune Miyake is also a very good textbook to learn modular forms. Good luck.

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  • $\begingroup$ Velcome to the site! $\endgroup$ – kjetil b halvorsen Jun 5 '14 at 19:37
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Step $0$: J W Brown & R V Churchill - Complex Variables and Applications [→];

Step $\frac12$: E Freitag & R Busam : Complex Analysis [→];

Step $1$: E Freitag - Complex Analysis 2 [→].

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Modular Forms A Classical Approach, by Henri Cohen and Fredrik Strömberg.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0821849476

A recent book ( 2017 ) with lots of exercises, only prerequisite is complex analysis.

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