## Experimental Mathematics

### A test for identifying Fourier coefficients of automorphic forms and application to Kloosterman sums

Andrew R. Booker

#### Abstract

We present a numerical test for determining whether a given set of numbers is the set of Fourier coefficients of a Maass form, without knowing its eigenvalue. Our method extends directly to consideration of holomorphic newforms. The test is applied to show that the Kloosterman sums $\pm S(1,1;p)\big/\hskip-1pt\sqrt p$ are not the coefficients of a Maass form with small level and eigenvalue. Source code and the calculated Kloosterman sums are available electronically.

#### Article information

Source
Experiment. Math., Volume 9, Issue 4 (2000), 571-581.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 20 February 2003