Involve: A Journal of Mathematics

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An asymptotic for the representation of integers as sums of triangular numbers

Atanas Atanasov, Rebecca Bellovin, Ivan Loughman-Pawelko, Laura Peskin, and Eric Potash

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Abstract

Motivated by the result of Rankin for representations of integers as sums of squares, we use a decomposition of a modular form into a particular Eisenstein series and a cusp form to show that the number of ways of representing a positive integer n as the sum of k triangular numbers is asymptotically equivalent to the modified divisor function σ2k1(2n+k).

Article information

Source
Involve, Volume 1, Number 1 (2008), 111-121.

Dates
Received: 30 October 2007
Accepted: 19 January 2008
First available in Project Euclid: 20 December 2017

Permanent link to this document
https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.involve/1513799074

Digital Object Identifier
doi:10.2140/involve.2008.1.111

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR2403070

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
1229.11066

Subjects
Primary: 11F11: Holomorphic modular forms of integral weight

Keywords
modular form triangular number asymptotics

Citation

Atanasov, Atanas; Bellovin, Rebecca; Loughman-Pawelko, Ivan; Peskin, Laura; Potash, Eric. An asymptotic for the representation of integers as sums of triangular numbers. Involve 1 (2008), no. 1, 111--121. doi:10.2140/involve.2008.1.111. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.involve/1513799074


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