By Helmut Klingen
From their inception, Siegel modular varieties were studied broadly as a result of their importance in either automorphic services in numerous complicated variables and quantity idea. the excellent idea of automorphic varieties to subgroups of algebraic teams and the arithmetical idea of modular kinds illustrate those elements in an illuminating demeanour. The author's target is to provide a simple and simply available survey of the most principles of the idea at an basic point, offering a valid foundation from which the reader can learn complex works and adopt unique learn. This booklet relies on lectures given by means of the writer for a couple of years and is meant for a one-semester graduate direction, although it could possibly even be used profitably for self-study. the single must haves are a uncomplicated wisdom of algebra, quantity concept and intricate research.
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