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The Arithmetic of Weierstrass Points on Modular Curves X0 (p)

  • Scott Ahlgren
Part of the Developments in Mathematics book series (DEVM, volume 11)

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to describe some recent results regarding the arithmetic properties of Weierstrass points on modular curves X 0 (p) for primes p. We begin with some generalities; most of these can be found, for example, in the book of Farkas and Kra [F-K]. Suppose that X is a compact Riemann surface of genus g ≥2. If γ is a positive integer, then let H r (X) denote the space of holomorphic r-differentials on X. Each H r (X) is a finite-dimensional vector space over ℂ; we denote its dimension by d r (X). A point Q ∈ X is called an r-Weierstrass point if there exists a non-zero differential wH r (X) such that
$${\operatorname{ord} _{Q\omega }} \geqslant {d_r}\left( X \right)$$

Keywords

Modular Form Cusp Form Compact Riemann Surface Weierstrass Point Modular Curf 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Scott Ahlgren
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of IllinoisUrbanaUSA

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