## Abstract

"For the past several decades the theory of automorphic forms has become a major focal point of development in number theory and algebraic geometry, with applications in many diverse areas, including combinatorics and mathematical physics. The twelve chapters of this monograph present a broad, user-friendly introduction to the Langlands program, that is, the theory of automorphic forms and its connection with the theory of L-functions and other fields of mathematics. Key features of this self-contained presentation: A variety of areas in number theory from the classical zeta function up to the Langlands program are covered. The exposition is systematic, with each chapter focusing on a particular topic devoted to special cases of the program."--Back cover

Original language | English |
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Place of Publication | Boston |

Publisher | Birkhäuser |

Number of pages | 281 |

ISBN (Print) | 0817632115, 3764332115, 9780817632113, 9783764332112 |

State | Published - 2004 |