# theta functions

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## theta functions

[′thād·ə ‚fəŋk·shənz]
(mathematics)
Complex functions used in the study of Riemann surfaces and of elliptic functions and elliptic integrals; they are: where q = exp π i τ, and τ is a constant complex number with positive imaginary part.
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