We express the real period of a family of elliptic curves in terms of classical hypergeometric series. This expression is analogous to a result of Ono which relates the trace of Frobenius of the same family of elliptic curves to a Gaussian hypergeometric series. This analogy provides further evidence of the interplay between classical and Gaussian hypergeometric series.
- Elliptic curves
- Gaussian hypergeometric series
- Hypergeometric series
- Real period
- Trace of Frobenius