# Homework Help: Weierstrass zeta & sigma fncts, pseudo-periodicity identity

1. Apr 23, 2017

### binbagsss

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Let ${w_1,w_2}$ be a basis for $\Omega$ the period lattice.

Use $\zeta (z+ w_{i})=\zeta(z)+ n_i$ , $i=1,2$ ; $m \in N$ for the weierstrass zeta function to show that

$\sigma ( z + mw_i )=(-1)^m \exp^{(mn_i(z+mwi/2))}\sigma(z)$

2. Relevant equations

To note that $\sigma(z)$ is an odd function.

$\zeta(z)=\frac{\sigma'(z)}{\sigma(z)}$

3. The attempt at a solution

I am pretty close but messing up with not getting $(-1)^m$

From $\zeta (z+ w_{i})=\zeta(z)+ n_i$ I get $\zeta (z+ mw_{i})=\zeta(z)+ mn_i$ .
$\frac{d}{dz} \log \sigma(z+mw_i) = \frac{d}{dz} \log \sigma(z) + mn_i$
$\sigma(z+mw_i) = \sigma(z)\exp{mn_i z} A$ , $A$ a constant of integration.

And now to determine $A$ I use the oddness of $\sigma(z)$ (odd as in odd function..) by setting $z=\frac{-mw_i}{2}$:
$\sigma(\frac{mw_i}{2})=\sigma(\frac{-mw_i}{2})A\exp^{-m^2n_iw_i/2}$
$\implies A= - \exp^{\frac{m^2n_iw_i}{2}}$
$\sigma(z+mw_i) = - \sigma(z)\exp{mn_i (z+mw_i/2)}$
So I have a minus sign rather than $(-1)^m$ could someone please tell me what I have done wrong?

2. Apr 28, 2017

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3. May 20, 2017

### binbagsss

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