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Topic: Elementary complex analysis
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Re: Elementary complex analysis
Posted: Mar 8, 2013 4:45 AM
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On Thu, 7 Mar 2013 15:43:09 -0800 (PST), William Hughes
<> wrote:

>On Mar 6, 4:42 pm, David C. Ullrich <> wrote:
>> On Tue, 5 Mar 2013 10:29:07 -0800 (PST), Paul <>
>> wrote:

>> >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.

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

>Ok, I see why g-R is entire but not why it tends to 0
>at infinity. What am I missing?

take R the sum of the same principal part at each pole of 1/f
>William Hughes

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