Half Integral Weight Forms

Basmaji’s Algorithm

Basmaji (page 55 of his Essen thesis, “Ein Algorithmus zur Berechnung von Hecke-Operatoren und Anwendungen auf modulare Kurven”, http://wstein.org/scans/papers/basmaji/).

Let \(S = S_{k+1}(\varepsilon)\) be the space of cusp forms of even integer weight \(k+1\) and character \(\varepsilon = \chi \psi^{(k+1)/2}\), where \(\psi\) is the nontrivial mod-4 Dirichlet character. Let \(U\) be the subspace of \(S \times S\) of elements \((a,b)\) such that \(\Theta_2 a = \Theta_3 b\). Then \(U\) is isomorphic to \(S_{k/2}(\chi)\) via the map \((a,b) \mapsto a/\Theta_3\).

This algorithm is implemented in Sage. I’m sure it could be implemented in a way that is much faster than the current implementation...

sage: half_integral_weight_modform_basis(DirichletGroup(16,QQ).1, 3, 10)
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sage: half_integral_weight_modform_basis(DirichletGroup(16,QQ).1, 5, 10)
[q - 2*q^3 - 2*q^5 + 4*q^7 - q^9 + O(q^10)]
sage: half_integral_weight_modform_basis(DirichletGroup(16*7).0^2,3,30)
[q - 2*q^2 - q^9 + 2*q^14 + 6*q^18 - 2*q^21 - 4*q^22 - q^25 + O(q^30),
 q^2 - q^14 - 3*q^18 + 2*q^22 + O(q^30),
 q^4 - q^8 - q^16 + q^28 + O(q^30), q^7 - 2*q^15 + O(q^30)]

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