Automorphic Function

An automorphic function f(z) of a complex variable z is one which is analytic (except for poles) in a domain D and which is invariant under a countably infinite group of linear fractional transformations (also known as Möbius transformations)


Automorphic functions are generalizations of trigonometric functions and elliptic functions.

See also

Modular Function, Möbius Transformations, Zeta Fuchsian

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