Periods and Special Functions in Transcendence
- About the Author
This book gives an introduction to some central results in transcendental number theory with application to periods and special values of modular and hypergeometric functions. It also includes related results on Calabi–Yau manifolds. Most of the material is based on the author's own research and appears for the first time in book form. It is presented with minimal of technical language and no background in number theory is needed. In addition, except the last chapter, all chapters include exercises suitable for graduate students. It is a nice book for graduate students and researchers interested in transcendence.
Paula Tretkoff is an Australian-American mathematician who studies number theory, noncommutative geometry, and hypergeometric functions. She is a professor of mathematics at Texas A&M University, and a director of research at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique associated with the University of Lille.
Cover Type: Hardcover
Page Count: 228
Year Published: 2017