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### Is there an explicit formula for the modulus of an annulus given a parameterization of the inner and outer boundries?

Every open set in the complex plane homeomorphic to an annulus is biholomorphic to exactly one annulus whose inner radius is 1 and whose out radius is $r>1$. Each value of $r$ gives a different ...

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### 2D Problems Which are Easier to Solve in 3D

It sometimes happens that 1D problems are easier to solve by somehow adding a dimension. For example, we convert linear differential equations for a real unknown to a complex unknown (to use complex ...

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### If Fatou set has a Multiply connected Fatou component implies every component of F(f) is bounded

Recently when I read a paper about Fatou component, I met the following theorem which cited in Professor
Eremenko's paper "on the iteration of entire functions"
If Fatou set has a Multiply connected ...

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### Almost analytic continuation

Let $f\in S^{\alpha}$ for some $\alpha \in \mathbb{R}$(which means that f is smooth and satisfies $|D^{\beta}f|\leq C(1+|x|)^{\alpha-\beta}$),a function $\tilde{f}$ on $\mathbb{C}$ is called an almost ...

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### Lambert $W_{-1}(x)$ as $x\rightarrow 0^-$: Asymptotic behavior

There are well known bounds for $W_0$, the "principal" real-valued branch of the Lambert-W function. For example, $W_0(x)$ lies between $\log x - \log\log x$ and $\log x - \frac{1}{2}\log \log x$, ...

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### Is Euler's formula a theorem or a definition? [closed]

The first time I tried to understand Euler's formula was about 2 years ago. I didn't need it, I just randomly ran across it, when trying to understand a Fourier transformation. The problem was, that I ...

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### Real function to entire functions

Let $g:[0,\infty) \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ be an increasing function. Is there a way to construct an entire function $f(z)$ such that $f(x)=g(|x|)$ for all real $x$?

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### Characteristic Function of a Non-negative Random Variable Evaluated at a Complex Value

Suppose we have a non-negative random variable $X$ with density $p(x)$,and its characteristic function, evaluated at a complex number $z$, being $\phi(z)=E[e^{z X}]=\int_{0}^{\infty}e^{zx}p(x)dx$.
It ...

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### Diametrically opposite points go to diametrically opposite points under stereographic projection [closed]

I asked this question in MSE here: http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/184524/diametrically-opposite-points-go-to-diametrically-opposite-points-under-stereogr but I didn’t get an answer. I really ...

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### confusion about rational maps and Fatou components

Dear fellows,
I have come to another conclusion which must be wrong.
Let $f$ be a rational map and let $U$ be a connected but not simply connected open subset of the Fatou set such that $f(U)$ is ...

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### Complex Analysis - Analytic Continuation and Residual Integration

At first an example which I know how to treat.
Let's say we have the following integral
$\int dx \frac{1}{x^2+a^2}$
Now we do an analytic continuation of the constant $a$ to the complex numbers: $a ...

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### parabolic immediate basins always simply connected?

Edit: So, my original question (stated below) was to find an error in my "proof" that immediate parabolic basins for rational maps are always simply connected.
Since I have not received any answers as ...

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### roots with negative real parts

Under what constraints on the parameters a,b, and c does the transcendental equation
$$x+a+be^{-x}+ce^{-kx}=0$$ ($k$ is a constant)
have ALL its roots with negative real parts? Alternatively, any ...

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### Do approximately the same polynomials have approximately the same roots? [closed]

"If $U$ is an open subset of the complex plane, then matrices $X\in\textrm{M}(n,\mathbb C)$ all of whose eigenvalues belong to $U$ make up an open subset of $\textrm{M}(n,\mathbb C)$." Trying to prove ...

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### The zeros of the digamma function

I wonder what work have been done on the zeros of the digamma function and on the values of the gamma function at such points (on the negative real axis). Any help please :)

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### Computability of finding roots in holomorphic functions.

Consider a holomorphic function $f: S \to \mathbb{C}$ where $S$ is a path connected open subset of $\mathbb{C}$ (not necessarily simply connected). Is it then possible to determine if $f$ contains a ...

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### Determining rational functions by their critical points

Fix an integer $d > 1$ and $2d-2$ points $P_1, \ldots, P_{2d-2}$ in the Riemann sphere (not necessarily distinct). Thanks to the work of Eisenbud and Harris on limit linear series (Inventiones, ...

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### In Fourier Transforms: Positive Definite Functions, Bochner's Theorem, and Derivatives

I've been reading about Bochner's Theorem lately, but when I apply it to the derivative of a function, I seem to get a contradiction with the theorem.
"Bochner's theorem states that a
positive ...

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### Zeros of incomplete exponential functions

Let
$$ f_N(z) = \sum_{n=N}^\infty \frac{z^n}{n!},$$
where $N$ is a positive integer.
Where are the (complex) zeros of those functions located?
It would be sufficient for me to know what the ...

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### What is the appropriate setting for Cauchy's Integral Formula?

For a $C^1$ function $f:U\to\mathbb{C}$, where $D\subset U\subseteq \mathbb{C}$ with piecewise $C^1$ boundary $\partial D$, we have the following generalized Cauchy integral formula:
$$
f(\zeta) = ...

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### a question on holomorphic mappings

Could any one give me a hint how to solve this one? Let $\Omega$ be a smoothly bounded pseudoconvex domain with nonconstant automorphism group $G$, Does $G$ contains $\mathbb{R}$?

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### Sum of univalent functions

Let $f,g$ be a pair of univalent functions on a proper subdomain $\Omega$ of $\mathbb C$. Does their sum $f+g$ necessarily omit any complex value?
Similarly, can all holomorphic function be written as ...

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### Positive Fourier coefficients

Hi all,
Is there any general way to construct a smooth 2pi periodic function which vanishes on an interval and has positive Fourier coefficients?
And if that was too specific I can make this more ...

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### Limit of an inverse Mellin transform

In Edwards' very nice book ``Riemann's zeta function'' the following integral comes up in section 1.14. Suppose $\beta = \sigma + i\tau$ with $\sigma > 0$. Suppose $x > 1$. Fix some real number ...

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### Uniform convergence of a series to exponent [closed]

I'm trying to prove that in the complex plane $\left(1+\frac{z}{n}\right)^n$ converges uniformly to $e^z$ in every closed disc $|z|\leq c$. I thought about showing the sequence as a logarithm of ...

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### ( finite ) Blaschke product in higher dimensions ?

Hello, as we know, the (finite) Blaschke product $P$ in $\mathbb{C}$ or in $ \mathbb{R}^2 $ is defined by $\prod_{j=1}^{k} \frac{z-a_j}{1-\bar{a_j}z}, a_j \in \mathbb{D}$. I was wondering whether ...

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### Certain functional equations for the Riemann Zeta function?

Referring to this question I asked on math.SE.
I am posting a more generalized question here, for answers and further inquiry.
For the Riemann zeta function, we know of the standard functional ...

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### About an integral transform or generalized Laurent series

We start with a little of context. I needed that a function from $\mathbb{R}^+$ to $\mathbb{R}$ could be represented in the following form, not necessarily uniquely:
$$
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### How does pseudoconvexity restrict the topology?

A domain of holomorphy in $\mathbb{C}^n$ has vanishing de rham cohomology in real dimensions greater than $n$ - half of it's cohomology is missing. Are there any other restrictions? If I give you a ...

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### non-trivial zeros of partial zeta functions

Let $N,a\in\mathbf{Z}_{\geq 1}$. Define a partial $\zeta$-function as
$$
\zeta(s;N,a):=\sum_{\substack{n\geq 1\newline n\equiv a\pmod{N}}} \frac{1}{n^s}
$$
where $Re(s)>1$. Let $\omega$ be either ...

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### How to study the nonregular part of a finite branched holomorphic covering?

A finite branched holomorphic covering is a holomorphic map $f : V \to W$
between holomorphic varieties $V$ and $W$ such that
$f$ is a finite branched covering (in the topological sense)
There is a ...

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### An asymptotic series for the digamma function

As we know, there is an asymptotic series for the digamma function when $z>0$ is a real number.
$$
\psi(z)=\ln z+\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}{\frac{B_n}{nz^n}}
$$
$B_n$ is the first Bernoulli numbers.
How ...

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### How well do continuously differentiable functions behave from R^2 to R^2 ?

The behaviour of complex smooth vs 1-dimensional real smooth functions is discussed in a previous question.
In "Complex Analysis as Catalyst" by Steven G. Krantz, the Cauchy integral formula is ...

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### sparsity of QR decomposition

Hi, everyone!
I have a sparse $n \times n$ matrix $A$ with $nnz(A)$ denoting the number of non-zero entries in $A$. Now I use QR factorization to decompose $A$ into an orthogonal matrix $Q$ and ...

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### j-invariant fixed point?

If we view the j-invariant of a lattice as a map from the upper-half plane to the complexes by $\tau\mapsto j([1,\tau])$, then it is surjective, holomorphic, and has quite a number of other wonderful ...

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### Fatou Coordinate for function with rationally indifferent fixed point, and repelling fixed point

Lets say I have f(z)=z^2+c, with c=0.35676274578 + 0.32858194507i. Then f(z) has a fixed point=0.15450849719 + 0.47552825815i, which is rationally indifferent with a period=5. The "Complex Dynamics" ...

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### When are conformal maps holomorphic?

It is a standard fact from elementary complex analysis that a holomorphic function $f:\mathbb{C}\to \mathbb{C}$ is a conformal mapping. Now, suppose I have a map $f':\mathbb{R}^2\to \mathbb{R}^2$ ...

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### approximation of holomorphic functions on a halfplane.

Let $\mathbb {C} _ + $ denote the right halfplane and $A$ the algebra
$$
A = \{ f \in H^\infty({\mathbb C} _ +) \cap C(\overline{{\mathbb C} _ +}): \;
|f(z)| \le M (1+|z|)^{-\epsilon} \text{ ...

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### Why $\partial$ and $\bar{\partial}$ defined in that way (the Wirtinger derivatives)?

For $\mathbb{C}$-valued functions, why are $\frac{\partial}{\partial z}$ and $\frac{\partial}{\partial \bar{z}}$ defined as
$$
\frac{\partial}{\partial z}=
\frac{1}{2}\left(
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### Perron, Fourier

Perron´s formula is in some sense just Fourier inversion, but I have never seen proven it that way in a textbook. I take this must be because the conditions for the Fourier inversion formula to hold ...

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### distinct zero points for polynomial

I met an interesting phenomenon. Suppose $f(z)=\frac{1}{p(z)}$ where p(z) is a polynomial in $\mathbb{C}[z] $. If there exists a $ k \in \mathbb{N} $ and $ k>1 $ such that after you take $k$-th ...

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### Etymology of the O-notation for algebras of holomorphic functions

The notation $O(X)$ seems to be a quite standard notation for the algebra of all holomorphic functions on some connected domain in $\mathbb{C}^n$ (or a complex manifold). I would like to know where ...

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### Can $-1/a_2$ belong to the range of a schlicht function $z+a_2z^2+\cdots$? Or is $-1/a_2$ necessarily an omitted value?

Is there an example of a schlicht function $f(z)=z+a_2z^2+a_3z^3+\cdots$, which is analytic and injective on the open unit disk $\mathbb{D}$, such that $-1/a_2$ belongs to the range $f(\mathbb{D})$? ...

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### complex convex functions

I call a function f defined and valued on a domain A in the plane convex if it maps convex areas to convex areas. Some obvious example of convex functions. If f is also a bijection, what can we say ...

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### Need there be infinitely many Gaussian primes along lines that contain at least one?

Greetings from EuroCG 2012, from which I post via iPod, so apologies for lack of problem motivation, background research and mathematical formatting.
Question:Suppose L is a horizontal or vertical ...

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### Help with a mellin-type integral

greetings . i've been trying to do this integral for many days now, with no clue on how to attack it . the integral is a mellin inverse of some kind, and appears in analytic number theory .
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### Algebraic relationships between elliptic functions

Let $f$ and $g$ be tow elliptic function with the same periods, then there exists an algebraic relationship of the form $P(f,g)=0$, where $P$ a polynomial of tow variables and constants coefficients.
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### Asymtotic Complexity Analysis using logarithms and binomial coefficients

On page 11 of "Smaller decoding exponents: ball-collision decoding" by Berstein et.al. they have the formula \begin{equation}\lim_{n \rightarrow \infty} ...

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### Characterization of the moduli space of the pair of pants in terms of the modules of the extremal ring domains

Hi, I was thinking about the following question ; I will appreciate it if somebody can give me a full or partial answer or can at least cite any reference(s)/ papers etc :
By $ \bar{P} $ , we ...

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### analytic approximation of a non-negative matrix by a sequence of positive matrices

Let $L \in \{0,1\}^{n \times n}$ be a non-negative matrix whose row sum is 1. ($L$ stands for "limit"). It is known that there exists a unique $r \times r$ principal minor of $L$ that is a permutation ...