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Topic: Elementary complex analysis
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Re: Elementary complex analysis
Posted: Mar 7, 2013 11:39 AM
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On Wed, 06 Mar 2013 09:42:08 -0600, David C. Ullrich
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>On Tue, 5 Mar 2013 10:29:07 -0800 (PST), Paul <>

>>I suspect there's a theorem about entire complex functions f which have the property that the absolute value of f(z) tends to infinity as the absolute value of z tends to infinity.
>> What does this theorem say? I don't know of any such functions besides polynomials of degree >= 1. Is it the case that the set of functions which have this property is
>> just the set of polynomials of degree >= 1.

>Non-elementary proof: Look up the Piicard theorems. This is immediate
>even from the "Little" Picard theorem.

in my book the little Picard theorem is :
if f is entire and if C\f(C) has , at least, two points , then f is
but, I don't see how to use it
can you gives me an idea? thanks
>Elementary proof: Let g = 1/f. Since f has only finitely many zeroes,
>g is entire except for finitely many poles. Let R be a rational
>function with the same poles as g, and with the same principal
>part at each pole. Then g - R is an entire function that tends
>to 0 at infinity, so g = R.
>Hence f = 1/R. So f is rational. Since f is also entire, f
>is a polynomial.

>>Thank you.
>>Paul Epstein

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