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# Communications in Number Theory and Physics

## Volume 9 (2015)

### Number 2

### Jacobi trace functions in the theory of vertex operator algebras

Pages: 273 – 305

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.4310/CNTP.2015.v9.n2.a2

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#### Abstract

We describe a type of $n$-point function associated to strongly regular vertex operator algebras $V$ and their irreducible modules. Transformation laws with respect to the Jacobi group are developed for 1-point functions. For certain elements in $V$, the finite-dimensional space spanned by the 1-point functions for the irreducible modules is shown to be a vector-valued weak Jacobi form. A decomposition of 1-point functions for general elements is proved, and shows that such functions are typically quasi-Jacobi forms. Zhu-type recursion formulas are provided; they show how an $n$-point function can be written as a linear combination of $(n-1)$-point functions with coefficients that are quasi-Jacobi forms.

#### 2010 Mathematics Subject Classification

11F50, 17B69

Published 12 June 2015