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Does the proof of Picard's theorem become simpler by increasing the number of points that are not attained?

Let $f$ be an entire analytic function which attains all but $k$ complex numbers $z_1,\ldots,z_k$. Is there any elementary proof, for some $k$, that $f$ is constant?
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Certain inverse problem related to moments

Suppose $D\subset \mathbb C$ is a smoothly bounded domain and it contains the origin. Let $ds$ denote the arc length measure on $\partial D.$ I am interested in the following two inverse problems ...
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Reproducing Kernel of a RKHS of continuous functions may not be continuous in two variables together

Let $\mathcal{K}$ be a Hilbert Space of continuous functions on some topological space, where point evaluations are continuous linear functional on $\mathcal{K}$. That is $\mathcal{K}$ is RKHS, ...
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criterion for a differential of the third kind to be a logarithmic derivative of a function

Let $X$ be a compact Riemann surface of genus $g\geq 1$. If $f$ is a meromorphic function on $X$ then, the meromorphic differential $\omega=\frac{df}{f}$ is a differential of the third kind with ...
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Is Every Holomorphic Near an Entire?

Let $K\subset \mathbb C$ be a closed subset of the complex plane, not necessarily bounded. Let $U$ be the interior of $K$. Let $f:K\to \mathbb C$ be a continuous bounded function, whose restriction ...
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solutions of elliptic linear pde depending analytically on a parameter

Fix $ \Omega$ a bounded smooth domain in $ R^N$ and suppose $0<w(x)$ is a smooth solution of $ -\Delta w(x)=w(x)^2$ in $ \Omega$ with $ w=0$ on $ \partial \Omega$ (were are assuming $2< ...
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Solve complex exponencial equation [closed]

I need to solve an expression of this kind(solve for x): e^(pi*i*x) -e^(-pi*i*x) = y*2i Both x and y are real numbers, y is given. I have no clue on how to solve it analytically. All I know is that ...
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Ways to prove the fundamental theorem of algebra

This seems to be a favorite question everywhere, including Princeton quals. How many ways are there? Please give a new way in each answer, and if possible give reference. I start by giving two: ...
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Bounds on the derivative of a Riemann map

Let U be a simply connected domain with smooth boundary in the complex plane, and let $\mathbb D$ be the unit disc. Is there a nice sufficient condition for the existence of a biholomorphic map ...
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Steepest descent path and Picard-Lefschetz theory

Assume that an ordinary integral of the form $$I=\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}dx e^{-f(x)} $$ for some real function $f(x)$ is given where $f(x)$ is well defined over all $\mathbb{R}$ and the integral is ...
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Ricci flow in complex analysis [closed]

Occasionally, I find a paper http://arxiv.org/abs/math/0505163 written by Chen, Lu and Tian. In this paper, the uniformalization theorem was proved by Ricci flow. I think it is a very interesting ...
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Tensor product of bounded analytic functions

I asked this question on math.SE, but couldn't get an answer. Let $H^\infty(\mathbb{D})$ denote the set of functions holomorphic and bounded on $\mathbb{D} = \{z \in \mathbb{C}: |z| < 1\}$. ...
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Riemann mapping theorem for homeomorphisms

How do you prove to any two simply-connected domains in the plane are homeomorphic without using the Riemann mapping theorem? An elementary proof would be nice.
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What is the image of the Ramanujan Delta function?

Consider the Ramanujan $\Delta$ function as a map from the upper half plane to the complex plane. We know that the image of $\Delta$ is unbounded and that it does not contain the point $0$. What else ...
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Rearrangements of a power series at the boundary of convergence

Take some power series $f(z) = \sum a_n z^n$ with a finite non-zero radius of convergence. I can rearrange the terms of the series, say, to get a different infinite series $$f_{\sigma}(z) = ...
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Stationary Phase method with Singular test function [migrated]

Consider the following integral $I(x,t) = \int_{-\infty}^{\infty}\{F(k)exp(it\psi(k)) \}dk$ with $\psi(k) = (k-k_0)(\frac{x}{t}) - (\beta(k)-\beta_0)$ where $\beta_0=\beta(k_0)$ and $F(k)= ...
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Finding singularities from power series

I am sorry beforehand for the length of my post, but I thought I should give some details. I try to figure out where are the singularities of a rather complicated power series. This series comes from ...
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Is there an integration free proof (or heuristic) that once differentiable implies twice differentiable for complex functions?

The title pretty much says it all. I am revisiting complex analysis for the first time since I "learned" some as an undergraduate. I am trying to wrap my head around why it should be the case that a ...
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When does analytic in the operator norm imply analytic in the trace class norm?

This is a crosspost from MSE. It's been up there for a few weeks now. A 200 rep bounty yielded no results (or even comments). I'm hoping someone here has some helpful ideas. See this post for the ...
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Quintic Equation [closed]

Can we solve the following polynomial quintic equation by radicals x^5 + x^4 = 1 I found one real root which is algebraic solution (no approximation method ...
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Class of functions between $C^{\infty}$ and $C^{\omega}$

I am always curious about that whether there exists a class of function which seems that more smooth than the $C^{\infty}$ class, while it is far from $C^{\omega}$ analytic function . From my point ...
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A Generalization of growth exponents

The growth exponent of a function $f(\sigma + it)$ is defined as the least nonnegative real number $\psi(\sigma)$ satisfying $$ f(\sigma + it) \ll |t|^{\psi(\sigma) + \epsilon} $$ as $t \to \infty$, ...
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Equivalence of Definitions of Quasiconformal Surfaces?

I have been reading John H. Hubbard's book Teichmüller Theory vol. 1 and I am a little bit concerned with his definition of Quasiconformal Surface. Definition: A Quasiconformal surface $S$ is a ...
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Help with a difficult integral [closed]

Referring to a previous question, I am trying to do the following integral : $$\phi(s)=i\int_{0}^{\infty}\frac{\log \left[1+\frac{\left(s\log\sqrt{1+ix} \right )^{2}}{\pi ^{2}} \right ]-\log ...
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two complex polynomials with equal modulus on a parabola

Are there any two complex polynomials $P(z)$ and $Q(z)$ with the same degree, such that their modulus is equal on the parabola $y=x^2$ but they are not a constant multiple of each other? in other ...
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Is this Fourier integral well-known?

The following integral is a special case of one that arises in an economics problem: $I(u_{1}, u_{2}) := \displaystyle \int_{z_{1}=-\infty}^{\infty} \int_{z_{2}=-\infty}^{\infty} \frac{ \displaystyle ...
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Questions about transformation or integral transformation

I have asked several mathematicians about the following questions,but all of them think they are good questions,but can not give a complete answer.Now I have to come here to ask mathematicians all ...
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Is the integral always nonzero?

Let $$I_{n,p,a}:=\int_0^{\infty-} \frac{g_{n,a}(t)}{t^{p+1}} \, dt,$$ where $$(*)\qquad\qquad\qquad n\in\mathbb N,\quad -\infty<a<\infty,\quad p_{n,a} < p < ...
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Good book on analytic continuation?

This is a cross-post from MSE. For my Bachelor's thesis, I am investigating divergent series summation methods. One of those is analytic continuation. There are quite a few books on complex analysis ...
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Poisson Kernel and Triangles

The Poisson Kernel is an approximation to the identity, meaning $P_r(\theta) \approx \delta(\theta)$; here is the formula on $\mathbb{D}$: $$ P_r(\theta) = \sum_{n \in \mathbb{Z}} r^{|n|} ...
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Non interacting complex unit

How to work with two non interacting complex units say i and j. These two imaginary complex unit represent different quantities. For example i is for periodicity in theta and j is for frequency or ...
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Is this a rational function?

Is $$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{z^n}{2^n-1} \in \mathbb{C}(z)\ ?$$ In a slightly different vein, given a sequence of real numbers $\{a_n\}_{n=0}^\infty$, what are some necessary and sufficient ...
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Dominated convergence to characteristic function

Let $\phi_m(x):=\chi_{[0,1]} * \chi_{[0,1]} *...* \chi_{[0,1]}$ be the m -times convolution (so $m+1$ characteristic functions are involved). Then the Fourier transform of this function is given by ...
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On sequences of rational functions [duplicate]

Let $\{f_n\}_{n=0}^\infty$ be a sequence of rational functions of the following form: $$ f_n(z) = \sum_{m=1}^\infty \frac{C_{m,n}}{z-m}$$ with $C_{m,n} \in \mathbb{Z}$, $C_{1,n} = 1$, and for each $n ...
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When can two Cauchy transforms intersect?

Given two polynomials $p$ and $q$ over reals and being guaranteed that both have all roots real I want to know if there is any characterization of the solutions of the equation $\frac{p'}{p} = ...
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Numerical equality testing

I am working on developing an online homework system. One thing I would like to have is something which compares a student's answer (like $2\sin(x)\cos(x)$) with the intended answer (maybe ...
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Continuous extension of Riemann maps and the Caratheodory-Torhorst Theorem

If $G\subsetneq\mathbb{C}$ is a simply-connected plane domain, then by the Riemann mapping theorem there is a conformal isomorphism $\newcommand{\D}{\mathbb{D}}\varphi:\D\to G$, where $\D$ is the unit ...
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What are “minimal lines” in complex geometry?

Schwarz reflection across a real analytic arc $C$ in $\mathbb{R}^2$ is usually defined analytically. Thinking of the arc as the image of an interval in $\mathbb{R}$ under an invertible holomorphic map ...
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Conformal map and Jordan curve

Here is my question : Suppose you have a simple (analytic) closed curve $\gamma$ in an open simply connected domain $\Omega \neq \mathbb{C}$. Does there exist a conformal bijection $f : \Omega ...
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Non-bijective conformal maps between annuli

I need to answer the following question, hopefully in the negative. Question: Does there exist a conformal map $f$ of degree $1$ from the annulus $\{1<|z|<R\}$ to the punctured disk ...
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Related to derivative of Modified Bessel I function wrt the order

I recently met some problems related to the modified Bessel I funtions. Let $I(\nu,x):=I_\nu(x)$, and $I'_\nu(\nu,x):=\dfrac{\partial}{\partial \nu}I(\nu,x)$. Using maple, it seems that ...
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Oscillation of subharmonic functions of slow growth

Given a sequence of real numbers $c_k\to-\infty$, is there always a $C^\infty$ subharmonic function $f$ on $\mathbb R^2$ and a sequence $z_k\to\infty$ with $|z_k|<k$ such that ...
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Smooth paths on affine varieties

I have the following question which is in some way related to an application of Randell Isotopy Theorem to complex hyperplane arrangements. Let $h,k\geq1$ be integer numbers and let ...
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Hurwitz's theorem for a system of functions

First, let me define a notation of $H(G_1\times G_2 \times \ldots \times G_m)$. We say that $f\in H(G_1\times G_2 \times \ldots \times G_m)$ if $$f:G_1\times G_2 \times \ldots \times G_m \rightarrow ...
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Extremal length of graphs in surfaces

Given a surface $\Sigma$ with conformal structure $\omega$, the extremal length of a homotopy class $\gamma$ of curves in $\Sigma$ is defined to be $$ \sup_{g \in \omega} ...
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Derivative of a conjugation of matrices

Let $\mathcal{M}_n$ be the space of complex $n\times n$ matrices. Let $\Phi\colon \mathbb{D}\to \mathcal{M}_n$ and $\psi \colon \mathbb{D}\to \mathcal{M}_n$ be holomorphic functions. Consider the ...
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Singular homology of the zero loci of polynomials

I am very sorry but apparently I am really weak in cohomology flavored questions. I try to reformulate my problem in a very simple and hopefully clear way. This question is related with a problem in ...
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Interesting property of analytic functions

Let $f:(t_0-\varepsilon, t_0+\varepsilon)\to\mathbb{C}$, be an analytic application, such that: $f(t)=0\Longleftrightarrow\ t=t_0$. Is it true that there is an analytic function $g:(t_0-\varepsilon, ...
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prove that a function is approximatively three dimensional

Let $D_n(x)$ be a diagonal matrix of size $N\times N$ where the $k$th element is $\exp(2\pi\jmath x(n+(k-1)/N)$. Let $P_n$ be a random diagonal $N\times N$ matrix where each diagonal element is a ...
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Analytic continuation of an integral

Let $$f(y)=\frac{y_1^{1/3}y_2^{1/3}}{y_1+y_2+1}$$. Consider the following integral: $$F(s_1,s_2)=\int_{\mathbb{R}_+^2}f(y)^{s_1}f(y^{-1})^{s_2}\frac{dy_1dy_2}{y_1y_2}$$ where ...