Hurwitz class number

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In mathematics, the Hurwitz class number H(N), introduced by Adolf Hurwitz, is a modification of the class number of positive definite binary quadratic forms of discriminant –N, where forms are weighted by 2/g for g the order of their automorphism group, and where H(0) = –1/12.

Zagier (1975) showed that the Hurwitz class numbers are coefficients of a mock modular form of weight 3/2.


  • Zagier, Don (1975), "Nombres de classes et formes modulaires de poids 3/2", Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaires des Séances de l'Académie des Sciences. Séries a et B, 281 (21): Ai, A883–A886, ISSN 0151-0509, MR 0429750