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Given a Theta Function, the nome is defined as

q(m)\equiv e^{\pi\tau i} = e^{-\pi K(1-m)/K(m)} \equiv e^{-\pi K'(m)/K(m)},
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where $K(k)$ is the complete Elliptic Integral of the First Kind, and $m$ is the Parameter.
\vartheta_i(z,q)\equiv \vartheta(z\vert\tau)
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Solving the nome for the Parameter $m$ gives

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where $\vartheta_i(z,q)$ is a Theta Function.

See also Amplitude, Characteristic (Elliptic Integral), Elliptic Integral, Modular Angle, Modulus (Elliptic Integral), Parameter


Abramowitz, M. and Stegun, C. A. (Eds.). Handbook of Mathematical Functions with Formulas, Graphs, and Mathematical Tables, 9th printing. New York: Dover, p. 591, 1972.

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