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On the conformal removability of Jordan curves

We say that a compact subset $E$ of the Riemann sphere $\mathbb{C}_\infty$ is (conformally) removable if every homeomorphism of $\mathbb{C}_\infty$ conformal outside $E$ is actually conformal ...
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Jacobi Polynomial asymptotics via saddle-point methods

I'm looking at asymptotics of a Jacobi polynomial: $P_{n-2}^{\alpha_n,\beta_n}(0)$, with $\alpha_n=(n-2)-N, \ \beta_n=[cn^{3/2}]-(n-2)$, where $c>0$ is a constant, $N=\binom{n}{2}$ and $[\cdot]$ is ...
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Different notions of convergence of complex subvarieties

Let $X$ be a smooth complex algebraic variety (or, better, complex analytic manifold). Let $\{C_i\}$ be a sequence of compact algebraic subvarieties (resp. analytic reduced subspaces) which converges ...
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Zeros of polynomials with real positive coefficients

The following problem arose in collaborative work with Subhro Ghosh: Question: To any polynomial $P_n(z)=\sum_{i=0}^n a_i z^i =a_n \prod_{i=1}^n(z-z_i)$, attach the empirical measure of zeros ...
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When is there a polynomial transformation? [on hold]

First part: given $$\frac{P_1(x_1,x_2,\dots,x_n)}{P_2(x_1,x_2,\dots,x_n)}=\frac{P_3(f(x_1,x_2,\dots,x_n))}{P_4(f(x_1,x_2,\dots,x_n))}|\det (J(f(x_1,x_2,\dots,x_n)))|$$ where $P_i$ is polynomial ( that ...
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First order partial differential equations in complex domain [on hold]

Try to solve a first order linear partial differential equation $P(x,\partial)u(x)=f(x)$ in complex domain, while the operator is of the following form: $$ ...
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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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Why does the Gamma-function complete the Riemann Zeta function?

Defining $$\xi(s) := \pi^{-s/2}\ \Gamma\left(\frac{s}{2}\right)\ \zeta(s)$$ yields $\xi(s) = \xi(1 - s)$ (where $\zeta$ is the Riemann Zeta function). Is there any conceptual explanation - or ...
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The locus of rational/elliptic curves on a special surface in $\mathbb{P}^3$

Let $P$ and $Q$ be two general polynomials of the same degree $d>5$. Consider the surface $S: z^2=P(x)Q(y)$ in $\mathbb{P}^3$ (after homogenization by the variable $w$). One can show that these ...
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Smoothness in Ecalle's method for fractional iterates

Some four years ago I answered my own question on fractional iteration, concluding that there is a half iterate of sine, that is $f(f(x)) = \sin x,$ which is real analytic for $0 < x < \pi$ but ...
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When I can safely assume that a function is a Laplace transform of other function?

If I have a function and I want to represent it as being the Laplace transform of another, that is, I want to be sure that there is $\hat{f}(s)$ such that my function $f(x)$ can be written as: $f(x) ...
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Periodicities of a Complex Dynamical System

Consider A function $f:\mathbf{C}^2\rightarrow \mathbf{C}$ defined as $$f_{\alpha, \beta}(z,w)=\frac{\alpha}{z}+\frac{\beta}{w}$$ where $\alpha$ and $\beta$ both are complex number. It is easy to ...
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Boundedness and Convergence of a Complex sequence

Consider a dynamical systems over complex numbers $$ z_{n+1}=\frac{\alpha}{z_{n}}+ \frac{\beta}{z_{n-1}},\qquad n=0,1,\ldots $$ where the parameters $\alpha, ~\beta$ are complex numbers, and the ...
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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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A question on certain elliptic PDE

Consider the elliptic PDE "CR" $$\begin{cases} U_{xx}=V_{yy}\\U_{yy}=-V_{xx} \end{cases}$$ And its consequence "LAP" $$U_{xxxx}+U_{yyyy}=0$$. Somehow, these equations are similar to the Cauchi ...
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Exactness of the relative de Rham complex restricted to subschemes

I think that the statement below about relative de Rham complex is true (am I wrong?) If it is the case, a reference would be very helpful. (I admit that the statement sounds somewhat technical and ...
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Hilbert scheme of a closed subscheme

Let $X$ be a complex algebraic variety. Its Hilbert scheme represents the functor $G$ from schemes to sets given by $$G(S)=\{Z\subset X\times S|\, Z \mbox{ is a closed subscheme, flat and proper over ...
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Hilbert scheme of an infinitesimal neighborhood of a subvariety

Let $X$ be a complex algebraic variety. Let $C\subset X$ be a compact (reduced) subvariety. Let $C^{(n)}$ denote the $n$th infinitesimal neighborhood of $C$ inside $X$. Let $Hilb(X)$ denote the ...
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When are some products of gamma functions algebraic numbers?

I want to know when certain expressions of the form $ {\Gamma(r_1/m) \Gamma(r_2/m) \ldots \Gamma(r_j/m) \over \Gamma(s_1/m) \Gamma(s_2/m) \ldots \Gamma(s_j/m)} $ are algebraic numbers. These ...
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Computing Self-Intersections with Complex Analysis

It is possible to find the winding number of a path $C \subset \mathbb{C}$ using complex analysis: $$n = \oint_C\frac{dz}{z}.$$ You can also count the number of roots of $f(z) = 0$ inside a close ...
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Does the “Ohsawa-Takegoshi theorem without bounds” have a name?

There are many theorems which now could be called "The Ohsawa-Takegoshi" theorem. Of these, the most basic is roughly the following: Let $\Omega \subset \subset \mathbb{C}^n$ be a psuedoconvex ...
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A free boundary problem

Do there exist Jordan analytic curves $J$ in the complex plane $C$, other than circles, with the following property: There exists a harmonic function $u$ in the unbounded component of $C\backslash ...
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Distribution of zeroes of lacunary functions

In a recent Math Stack Exchange question I asked about the function $$f(z)=\sum_{n=0}^\infty z^{2^n},$$ and was informed of its status is a canonical example of a lacunary series with natural boundary ...
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Specializing in Complex Analysis [closed]

May someone kindly provide a useful list of books on complex analysis that would be appropriate for a graduate student intending to specialize in that area. Thanks, your help is appreciated! William ...
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Is there a holomorphic Morse-Bott lemma?

It asks for a generalization of the question in the post Normal form for a holomorphic Morse function Suppose $f$ is a holomorphic function on a complex manifold $M$ which has Bott type critical ...
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Homogenous polynomially convex hull of $[0,1]^n$

I would like to calculate the set of $z\in \mathbb{C}^d$ such that there exists a constant $C >0$ such that for every homogeneous polynomial $p$ in $d$ variables $$|p(z)|\leq C\sup_{x\in [0,1]^d} ...
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Examples of functions with natural boundary that do not satisfy Fabry or Hadamard gap theorem condition

there are examples of lacunary functions with natural boundary that do not satisfy Fabry or Hadamard gap theorem condition.I want to know more examples of those functions,the more the ...
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Contour integral around semi-circle

Can one use contour integration to evaluate $\int^{\pi}_{0} \frac{1}{1-\rho*sin(\theta)}d\theta$ for $0<\rho<1$? This would be trivial if the upper limit were $2\pi$ as we could let ...
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If a compact real submanifold of $\mathbb{CP}^n$ is approximable by complex algebraic curves, is it algebraic?

To make this into a separate question: If the supports of a sequence of complex algebraic curves in $\mathbb{CP}^n$ (images of non-constant holomorphic maps from compact Riemann surfaces) converge to ...
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Basic questions on the Hilbert scheme/ Douady space

Let $X$ be a complex projective scheme (resp. complex analytic space). The Hilbert scheme (resp. Douady space) parameterizes closed subschemes (resp. complex analytic subspaces) of $X$. More ...
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why is this result about Gaussian analytic functions equivalent to the Crofton formula

I am reading Zeros of Gaussian Analytic Functions by Mikhail Sodin and he gives an much-too-easy proof of density of zeros of a Gaussian Analytic function. Definition A Gaussian analytic function ...
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Complex geometry text/research introduction for the analyst

To give some background, I am mainly an analyst trained in harmonic/functional and do work on geometric pde's and spectral multipliers. Of late, I am trying to learn more about (research level) ...
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Density of rational functions in open Stein

I repost here, after I tried here. Lately I have been wondering on this problem: if $U \subset \mathbb C^n$ is an open Stein and I denote by $\mathcal R(U)$ the set of rational functions on $\mathbb ...
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When flatness of a morphism implies smoothness?

EDIT: Let $f\colon X\to C$ be a flat proper morphism of complex algebraic (or analytic) varieties. Assume the special fiber over a point $p\in C$ is smooth. Is it true that there exists a ...
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Flat family with special fiber $\mathbb{C}\mathbb{P}^1$

Let $C=Spec \mathbb{C}[t]/(t^{n+1})$. Let $X$ be an algebraic (or complex analytic) scheme, flat over $C$ with the structure morphism $f\colon X\to C$. Assume that the special fiber is isomorphic to ...
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Spicing up Riemann surfaces course (revised)

I am a master's student planning to write a master's thesis on Riemann surfaces. I plan to study Forster's Lectures on Riemann surfaces. What side topics could one study to spice up the thesis? I am ...
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Variation of the argument of a rational function along a circle

I posted this question on MSE a few time ago, but it did not receive much attention. I thought there might be an elementary answer so didn't want to post it directly on MO. My apologies if this ...
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How large is the unboundedness locus of a plurisubharmonic function?

The unboundedness locus L(u) of a plurisubharmonic function u is the set of points x∈X such that u is unbounded in every neighbourhood of x. It always contains the polar locus of u. One knows that the ...
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Visualizing functions with a number of independant variables

I need to graph real valued functions ( for exposition and analysis) the issue is the independent variables are more so that the conventional graphing method cant be used and further i don't want to ...
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Laurent expansion of a principal value integral

Let $f(t)$ be a nice Hölder continuous function. Also, suppose that $f$ is even. I'm interested in evaluating integrals of the form: $$\oint (1-z)^{k+1}\int_0^1 \frac{f(t)}{(1-zt)^{n+1}}dtdz,$$ ...
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M-Wright function asymptotics

Let $M(z;\nu):= \frac{1}{\pi}\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{(-z)^{n-1}}{(n-1)!}\Gamma(\nu n)\sin(\nu n\pi)=\frac{1}{2\pi i}\int_{\text{H}_a}\exp(\sigma -z\sigma^{\nu})/\sigma^{1-\nu} d\sigma$, ...
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A generalization of the Grauert direct image theorem

EDIT: Let $f\colon X\to Y$ be proper holomorphic submersive map of complex analytic manifolds. Let $\mathcal{F}$ be the sheaf of holomorphic sections of a holomorphic vector bundle over $X$. Assume ...
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Mittag-Leffler function and Laplace Integral

Let $E_{\alpha}(z)\triangleq \sum_{n=0}^{\infty} \frac{z^n}{\Gamma(\alpha n + 1)}$ be the Mittag-Leffler function. I am looking for a full proof of the following fact (a reference to a proof in the ...
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Is there a coordinate free proof of the Morrey--Kohn--Hormander identity?

The Morrey--Kohn--Hormander identity is the key to proving vanishing/existence results on bounded pseudoconvex domains in $\mathbb{C}^n$, or more generally, Stein domains. See, for instance, the ...
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Bounding an integral transform ouside a circle (or inside a strip)

Let $g$ be a symmetric unimodal probability distribution and $H$ be the right half plane. We call $$f(z) = \int_{-\infty}^\infty \frac{1}{z-i t}g(t)dt$$ the dispersion function of $g$. Now, one can ...
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pick interpolation — why is it symmetric? $\left[\frac{1 - w_i \overline{w_j}}{1 - z_i \overline{z_j}} \right]_{i,j=1}^n \geq 0$ [closed]

I am reading notes on a complex interpolation problem: Let $z_1, \dots, z_n \in \mathbb{D}$ and $w_1, \dots, w_n \in \mathbb{C}$. There exists (bounded holomorphic?) $f \in H^\infty(\mathbb{D})$ ...
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Length-preserving Analogue of Riemann's Mapping Theorem

The Riemann mapping theorem (cf e.g. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riemann_mapping_theorem) essentially guarantees the existence of a biholomorphic mapping of a simply connected, open subset of the ...
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Analog of Newlander–Nirenberg theorem for real analytic manifolds

It is well known that one can specify a complex structure on a real $C^\infty$ manifold in two equivalent ways: an atlas with holomorphic transition functions between charts and an integrable almost ...
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Show properness of Ahlfors map

If have got a $k$-fold connected surface $G$, which is bounded by n distinct, non-intersecting Jordan-curves. By Ahlfors it is known that there exists a unique function $\phi$ which maps G to the unit ...
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Is there a effective computational criterion to all periodic points of a rational function are repelling.

I came up with a question to know the fatou component of of some types of rational function. In some sense, I may need to give a computational criterion to existence of attracting periodic basin for a ...