The Power of q pp 393-400 | Cite as

Ramanujan’s Tau Function

  • Michael D. HirschhornEmail author
Part of the Developments in Mathematics book series (DEVM, volume 49)


Ramanujan’s tau function satisfies a recurrence for each prime p. Elementary proofs for \(p = 2, 3, 5\) and 7, using identities obtained in earlier chapters, are given.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Mathematics and StatisticsUniversity of New South WalesSydneyAustralia

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