# Thread: Modular forms

1. Hello,I was going through some PDF files on the ramaujan sums and I stumbled upon the mathematical term called "modular functions." so my question is what exactly is modular forms?? I read that this has deep connections with string theory ... I would appreciate any viable facts regarding my question.

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3. Modular form

Topological modular forms

There's two articles to start...the second one mentions string theory. Otherwise, use Google.

I just happened to watch a documentary on Andrew Wiles' proof of Fermat's last conjecture last night, and when asked to explain modular forms in one sentence some of the mathematicians interviewed laughed and said that it couldn't be done.

4. Originally Posted by AlexP
Modular form

Topological modular forms

There's two articles to start...the second one mentions string theory. Otherwise, use Google.

I just happened to watch a documentary on Andrew Wiles' proof of Fermat's last conjecture last night, and when asked to explain modular forms in one sentence some of the mathematicians interviewed laughed and said that it couldn't be done.
Saw that documetary a few weeks ago. Pretty interesting.

5. Modular form

Topological modular forms
the wikipedia entries seem alittle complex for a beginner hitting this concept...

Btw, where can you see that documentary you guys are talking about???

6. Fermat's Last Theorem (1996) Part 1 of 5

The next part always comes up at the end of the current one.

7. Fermat's Last Theorem (1996) Part 1 of 5

The next part always comes up at the end of the current one.
Ooooo the one from youtube, yup I saw it also.

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