FOURIER COEFFICIENTS OF HARMONIC WEAK MAASS FORMS AND THE PARTITION FUNCTION Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • 2015 by Johns Hopkins University Press. In a recent paper, Bruinier and Ono proved that certain harmonic weak Maass forms have the property that the Fourier coefficients of their holomorphic parts are algebraic traces of weak Maass forms evaluated on Heegner points. As a special case they obtained a remarkable finite algebraic formula for the Hardy-Ramanujan partition function p(n), which counts the number of partitions of a positive integer n. We establish an asymptotic formula with a power saving error term for the Fourier coefficients in the Bruinier-Ono formula. As a consequence, we obtain a new asymptotic formula for p(n). One interesting feature of this formula is that the main term contains essentially 3h(24n+1) fewer terms than the truncated main term in Rademachers exact formula for p(n), where h(24n+1) is the class number of the imaginary quadratic field Q(formula presented).

published proceedings

  • AMERICAN JOURNAL OF MATHEMATICS

author list (cited authors)

  • Masri, R.

complete list of authors

  • Masri, Riad

publication date

  • January 1, 2015 11:11 AM