Action of Hecke operators on Siegel theta series I

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We apply the Hecke operators T(p) and to a degree n theta series attached to a rank 2k ℤ-lattice L, n ≤ k, equipped with a positive definite quadratic form in the case that L/pL is hyperbolic. We show that the image of the theta series under these Hecke operators can be realized as a sum of theta series attached to certain closely related lattices, thereby generalizing the Eichler Commutation Relation (similar to some work of Freitag and of Yoshida). We then show that the average theta series (averaging over isometry classes in a given genus) is an eigenform for these operators. We show the eigenvalue for T(p) is ∊(k - n, n), and the eigenvalue for T′j(p2) (a specific linear combination of T0(p2),…,Tj(p2)) is pj(k-n)+j(j-1)/2β(n,j)∊(k-j,j) where β(*,*), ∊(*,*) are elementary functions (defined below).
Translated title of the contributionAction of Hecke operators on Siegel theta series I
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169 - 186
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Number Theory
Volume2 (2)
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2006


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