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Pseudodifferential Analysis, Automorphic Distributions in the Plane and Modular Forms


  • Presents pseudodifferential analysis tailored to the needs of number theorists

  • Besides containing novel features of the Weil calculus, it may constitute an approach to non-holomorphic modular form theory, suitable for analysts

  • Gives hints to possible generalizations of the construction of new classes of automorphic functions

  • Explains how and why pseudodifferential analysis should be developed in the adelic setting

  • Series of Kloosterman sums, some of which are of a novel kind, play a major

  • role in several parts of the book


Part of the Pseudo-Differential Operators book series (PDO, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. André Unterberger
    Pages 1-11
  3. André Unterberger
    Pages 13-46
  4. André Unterberger
    Pages 47-80
  5. André Unterberger
    Pages 81-119
  6. André Unterberger
    Pages 121-186
  7. André Unterberger
    Pages 233-250
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 291-299

About this book


Pseudodifferential analysis, introduced in this book in a way adapted to the needs of number theorists, relates automorphic function theory in the hyperbolic half-plane Π to automorphic distribution theory in the plane. Spectral-theoretic questions are discussed in one or the other environment: in the latter one, the problem of decomposing automorphic functions in Π according to the spectral decomposition of the modular Laplacian gives way to the simpler one of decomposing automorphic distributions in R2 into homogeneous components. The Poincaré summation process, which consists in building automorphic distributions as series of g-transforms, for g Î SL(2;Z), of some initial function, say in S(R2), is analyzed in detail. On Π, a large class of new automorphic functions or measures is built in the same way: one of its features lies in an interpretation, as a spectral density, of the restriction of the zeta function to any line within the critical strip.

The book is addressed to a wide audience of advanced graduate students and researchers working in analytic number theory or pseudo-differential analysis.

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Dépt. Mathématiques et InformatiqueUniversité ReimsReims CX 2France

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Pseudodifferential Analysis, Automorphic Distributions in the Plane and Modular Forms
  • Authors André Unterberger
  • Series Title Pseudo-Differential Operators
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Basel AG 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Basel
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics Mathematics and Statistics (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-0348-0165-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-0348-0166-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 300
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Number Theory
    Operator Theory
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From the reviews:

“The book is devoted to explaining a close relationship between the pseudodifferential analysis and the well-known theory of automorphic functions and modular forms on the upper Poincaré half-plane II, or their generalization as automorphic distributions. … the book is perfectly readable and rich with analytic details for both researchers in pseudodifferential analysis and for number theorists.” (Đȭ Ngọc Diệp, Mathematical Reviews, November, 2013)

“In this book the author explains very beautiful links between pseudodifferential analysis and the theory of nonholomorphic modular forms on the classical modular group … . The book is excellently written and represents an extremely valuable contribution for the two research communities – analysts from PDEs and pseudodifferential operators and number theorists. It exhibits a lot of new and original links between the two research areas. It is self-contained and easily accessible for a broad readership.” (Sören Kraußhar, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1243, 2012)