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A question on $J(f)$ and $J(f')$

I was confused by the following question for a long time: Does there exists a transcendental entire function $f$ such that $J(f)\cap J(f')=\emptyset$ ? where $J(f)$, ($J(f')$) is the Julia set of ...
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Roots of characteristic function of “reciprocal gamma measure”

Let us call a measure $\mu$ on the Borel $\sigma$-algebra $\mathfrak{B}_{(0,\infty)}$ of subsets of $(0,\infty)$ a reciprocal gamma measure if it is absolutely continuous with respect to the Lebesgue ...
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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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Motivation for BMO

At the moment, I don't have access to the early 1960's paper of John and Nirenberg that (from what I understand) introduced the space BMO (bounded mean oscillation). Why were John and Nirenberg ...
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Which combinations of normality, separability, and paracompactness do complex manifolds possess?

I am interested in what kinds of non-paracompact complex manifolds may exist and which topological properties they may have. Is there a non-separable complex manifold? Can a non-separable complex ...
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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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Hardy spaces: analysis <---> martingales

Let $H^p$ be the Hardy space of analytic functions on the open unit disk $D$: $f \in H^p$ if $f$ is analytic on $D$ and $\sup_{r < 1} \int_0^{2\pi} |f(re^{i\theta})|^p d\theta < \infty$. ...
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Multivariate ML inequality and holomorphic functions on the closed unit ball

There exists a dimensional constant $C_n$ such that, for each holomorphic function $f:\overline{B(1)}\to \mathbb{C}$ on the closed unit ball centered at the origin of $\mathbb{C}^n$ and each ...
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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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riemann mapping theorem for skew-fields of quaternions and beyond

Is there any known generalization of the riemann mapping theorem over skew-fields of quaternions and beyond or at least a conjectured formulation of it? In a less focused way, how far does the main ...
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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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Analytic Chern classes

I have two questions on Chern classes, following Huybrechts' Complex Geometry. Are the analytic Chern forms just the elementary symmetric polynomials of the eigenvalues of the curvature? I googled ...
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What are the shapes of rational functions?

I would like to understand and compute the shapes of rational functions, that is, holomorphic maps of the Riemann sphere to itself, or equivalently, ratios of two polynomials, up to Moebius ...
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Do the bounded isophase lines of a complex polynomial $f$ through the zeroes of $f’$ define a spanning tree?

Let $f: \mathbb{C} \to \mathbb{C}$ be a polynomial and let $\arg(f(z))$ be the phase of $f(z) = | f(z)| \exp(\mathrm{i} \arg(f(z)))$. The zeroes of $f'(z)$ are saddle points of $\arg(f(z))$, i.e. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...