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    • CommentRowNumber1.
    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeJul 5th 2012

    I tried to start an entry theta function, but it’s hard to tell for me if anything of it has been saved. The nnLab is too busy doing something else than serving pages.

    • CommentRowNumber2.
    • CommentAuthorzskoda
    • CommentTimeJul 5th 2012

    If you are interested, and in connection to our recent conversation, Perelomov has in his book

    • A. Perelomov, Generalized coherent states and their applications, Springer 1986

    an example of treatment of coherent states related to the theta function case (in my memory somewhere early in the book). I may later try to dig page number.

    • CommentRowNumber3.
    • CommentAuthorTodd_Trimble
    • CommentTimeAug 2nd 2012
    • (edited Aug 2nd 2012)

    This could be due to the problem with page-saving, but I notice that the links for Riemann theta function and Jacobi theta function (the only ones I checked) direct back to theta function, which I suspect was not intentional, unless one intended to write articles on them right there on the theta function page.

    • CommentRowNumber4.
    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeAug 21st 2014

    re #3: I have now split off various examples as stand-alone entries (minimal ones, though, at the moment)

    • CommentRowNumber5.
    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeAug 21st 2014
    • (edited Aug 21st 2014)

    have added a general Definition to theta function.

    That definition makes immediate that theta-functions are just secitons of line bundles on complex tori, but I haven’t added that statement yet.

    • CommentRowNumber6.
    • CommentAuthorzskoda
    • CommentTimeAug 21st 2014

    Now somebody edits a page so I can not do: put a link to elliptic function. Theta functions are a cornerstone of the theory of elliptic functions.

    • CommentRowNumber7.
    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeAug 21st 2014

    Okay, done.

    • CommentRowNumber8.
    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2014

    I have expanded the Idea-section at theta function in an attempt to clarify that/why there is typically dependence on two different kinds of coordinates (“Jacobi form”)

    θ(z,τ)=θ(gaugefieldconfigurationonΣ,complexstructureonΣ). \theta(\mathbf{z},\mathbf{\tau}) = \theta\left(gauge\;field\;configuration\;on\;\Sigma\;, \; complex\;structure\;on\;\Sigma\right) \,.

    In the process I have given Riemann theta function a brief entry of its own.

    Curiously, this means that the number theoretic Jacobi theta function with its trivial dependence on the first variably “zz” (θ(0,τ)\theta(0,\tau)) is not actually a theta function in the sense of “holomorphic section of holomorphic line bundle on complex torus in canonical covering coordinates”.

    • CommentRowNumber9.
    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeSep 9th 2014

    I have added to the Idea-seciton of theta function pointers to remark (4.12) in

    • Nigel Hitchin, Flat connections and geometric quantization, : Comm. Math. Phys. Volume 131, Number 2 (1990), 347-380. (Euclid)

    where it is discussed how the Riemann theta functions in their dependence both on z\mathbf{z} and τ\mathbf{\tau} are the local coordinate expressions of the covariantly constant sections of the Hitchin connection on the moduli space of Riemann surfaces (for circle gauge group).

    Added similar brief pointers also to Riemann theta function and to Jacobi theta function.

    • CommentRowNumber10.
    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeSep 29th 2014

    At theta function and at conformal block I have edited slightly to make more explicit the fact that in the nonabelian case the elements of spaces of conformal blocks deserve to be thought of as “generalized theta functions”, following the terminology in Beauville-Laszlo 93.

    • CommentRowNumber11.
    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeJul 18th 2015

    I have added pointer to

    at appropriate places to theta function and Chern-Simons theory. These are possibly the best (most explicit/detailed/useful) discussion of theta functions in Chern-Simons that I have seen in the literature so far.

    • CommentRowNumber12.
    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeJul 19th 2015
    • (edited Jul 19th 2015)

    I’ll record here more references that should be added to the “via quantization”-section at theta function once the nnLab comes back:

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