By Ron Donagi

This quantity includes the lawsuits of an AMS--IMS--SIAM Joint summer time learn convention at the Schottky challenge, held in June 1990 on the college of Massachusetts at Amherst. The convention explored a variety of elements of the Schottky challenge of characterizing Jacobians of curves between all abelian types. the various articles learn comparable subject matters, together with the moduli of strong vector bundles on a curve, Prym kinds and intermediate Jacobians, and detailed Jacobians with unique polarizations or product constructions

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3). We write logr(z) for the function l(z); this notation, however, does not mean that l(z) is obtained in

0,00) be a function with the following properties: a) F(x + 1) = xF(x) for all x > 0 and F(1) = l. e. logF is convex) in (0,00). Then F = fI(O, 00). 3 (logr(x))" = 'lj;'(x) = L (x: v)2 > 0 for x > O. Historical remark. Weierstrass observed in 1854 ([Wel], pp. 193-194) that the f-function is the only solution of the functional equation F(z + 1) = zF(z) with the normalization F(l) = 1 that also satisfies the limit condition + n) = l. nZF(n) lim F(z n-+oo (This is trivial: the first two assertions imply that F(z) = (n - I)!

Writing u/v instead of z in 1(1) gives u(u + v)(u + 2v) ... (u + (n -l)v) = v n r (:!! " This function of three variables had even been given a symbol of its own, u n1v . ) ([G 2], p. g. in the work of Bessel, Crelle, and Raabe. It was Weierstrass who, with his 1856 paper [We2], finally brought this activity to an end. 3. The logarithmic derivative 1jJ := (1) 1jJ(z + 1) = 1jJ(z) + z-l, r' /r E M(C) satisfies the equations 1jJ(1 - z) -1jJ(z) = 11" cot 1I"Z. These formulas can be read off from the following series expansion.