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Eigenray
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Re: Maximum Modulus Theorem
« on: Apr 8^{th}, 2009, 5:18pm » 
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Edit: original question (paraphrase) : Suppose f_{n}(z) is a sequence of analytic functions on the unit disk which converge uniformly on compact subsets to a nonzero function f. If each f_{n} has at most m zeroes (counting multiplicity), show that f has at most m zeroes. Do you know Hurwitz's theorem? It basically comes from the argument principle.

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Re: Maximum Modulus Theorem
« Reply #1 on: Apr 8^{th}, 2009, 9:09pm » 
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on Apr 8^{th}, 2009, 8:00pm, trusure wrote:But I think it is not true if we say at least !! 
 Yes that's right; it's possible for some of the zeroes to wander off, as the example f_{k}(z) = z1+1/k shows. But they can't suddenly appear in the limit. If f had more than n zeros, we could fix a radius r < 1 within which f had more than n zeros, and eventually the f_{k} would have the same number of zeros in that disk, a contradiction.


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Re: Maximum Modulus Theorem
« Reply #2 on: Apr 11^{th}, 2009, 12:31am » 
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on Apr 10^{th}, 2009, 9:29pm, trusure wrote:can we find a sequence {f_n} on B(0,1) that converges uniformly on compact subsets of B(0,1) to f(z) such that for all n f_n(z) has at least m zeros where as f(z) has exactly k zeros, for 0<= k<=m ??! 
 Sure, just take f_{n}(z) = z^{k}(z  (11/n))^{mk}. Quote:i tried,, for k=0 we can take f_n(z)= (z^m)/n  1/n^2 this has m roots in B(0,1), and f(z)=0 has zero roots, but in general ?? 
 The zero function does not have zero roots!


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Re: Maximum Modulus Theorem
« Reply #3 on: Apr 12^{th}, 2009, 7:53am » 
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Hello Eigenray, Was there somebody else here, or are you having a talk with your imaginary friend?

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Re: Maximum Modulus Theorem
« Reply #4 on: Apr 12^{th}, 2009, 8:09am » 
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ohh Sorry, I don't know how the questions deleted !? maybe by a mistake I will post the problem again sorry again


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Re: Maximum Modulus Theorem
« Reply #5 on: Apr 12^{th}, 2009, 8:21am » 
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the problem was to find a sequnce of analytic functions as indicated above, and I was wondering that the sequence given by Mr. Eigenray has exactly m zeros inside B(0,1) not at least m zeros.


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Re: Maximum Modulus Theorem
« Reply #6 on: Apr 12^{th}, 2009, 2:14pm » 
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If it has exactly m zeros then it also has at least m zeros. I suppose you could give it m+1 zeros if you really wanted to.


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