Theta Functions

  • Derek F. Lawden
Part of the Applied Mathematical Sciences book series (AMS, volume 80)


We shall introduce the theta functions by considering a specific heat conduction problem. The reader who is unfamiliar with the details of the following argument should return to this section in due course and, meanwhile, accept equations (1.1.8) and (1.1.12) as definitions of the theta functions θ 1 and θ 4 respectively.


Theta Function Heat Conduction Equation Infinite Series Transformation Equation Half Period 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Derek F. Lawden
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  1. 1.University of Aston in BirminghamBirminghamUK

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