Part I. Analytic Theory: 1. Line bundles on complex tori; 2. Representations of Heisenberg groups I ; 3. Theta functions; 4. Representations of Heisenberg groups II: intertwining operators; 5. Theta functions II: functional equation; 6. Mirror symmetry for tori; 7. Cohomology of a line bundle on a complex torus: mirror symmetry approach; Part II. Algebraic Theory: 8. Abelian varieties and theorem of the cube; 9. Dual Abelian variety; 10. Extensions, biextensions and duality; 11. Fourier-Mukai transform; 12. Mumford group and Riemann's quartic theta relation; 13. More on line bundles; 14. Vector bundles on elliptic curves; 15. Equivalences between derived categories of coherent sheaves on Abelian varieties; Part III. Jacobians: 16. Construction of the Jacobian; 17. Determinant bundles and the principle polarization of the Jacobian; 18. Fay's trisecant identity; 19. More on symmetric powers of a curve; 20. Varieties of special divisors; 21. Torelli theorem; 22. Deligne's symbol, determinant bundles and strange duality; Bibliographical notes and further reading; References.
Presents a modern treatment of the theory of theta functions in the context of algebraic geometry.
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