We prove the modularity of the level 13 analogue r13(τ) of the Rogers–Ramanujan continued fraction. We establish some properties of r13(τ) using the modular function theory. We first prove that r13(τ) is a generator of the function field on Γ0(13). We then find modular equations of r13(τ) of level n for every positive integer n by using affine models of modular curves; this is an extension of Cooper and Ye's results with levels n=2,3 and 7 to every level n. We further show that the value r13(τ) is an algebraic unit for any τ∈K−Q, where K is an imaginary quadratic field.
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The authors are supported by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education ( 2009-0093827 ), and the first author is also supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea government (MEST) ( 2014-002731 ).
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- Modular function
- Modular unit
- Rogers–Ramanujan continued fraction