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On the periods of the exponential and elliptic functions

  • D. W. Masser (a1)


Let ℘ be a Weierstrass elliptic function satisfying the differential equation

and let ζ(z) be the associated Weierstrass ζ-function satisfying (z) = −℘(z). Corresponding to a pair of fundamental periods ω1, ω2 of ℘(z), there is a pair of quasi-periods η1, η2 of ζ(z) defined by

and we have ηi = 2ζ(ωi/2) for i = 1, 2.



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Mathematical Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society
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