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On the Maximum and Minimum Modulus of Rational Functions


Published:20000801
Printed: Aug 2000
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Abstract
We show that if $m$, $n\geq 0$, $\lambda >1$, and $R$ is a rational function
with numerator, denominator of degree $\leq m$, $n$, respectively, then there
exists a set $\mathcal{S}\subset [0,1] $ of linear measure $\geq
\frac{1}{4}\exp (\frac{13}{\log \lambda })$ such that for $r\in
\mathcal{S}$,
\[
\max_{z =r} R(z) / \min_{z =r}  R(z) \leq \lambda ^{m+n}.
\]
Here, one may not replace $\frac{1}{4}\exp ( \frac{13}{\log \lambda })$
by $\exp (\frac{2\varepsilon }{\log \lambda })$, for any $\varepsilon >0$.
As our motivating application, we prove a convergence result for diagonal
Pad\'{e} approximants for functions meromorphic in the unit ball.
MSC Classifications: 
30E10, 30C15, 31A15, 41A21 show english descriptions
Approximation in the complex domain Zeros of polynomials, rational functions, and other analytic functions (e.g. zeros of functions with bounded Dirichlet integral) {For algebraic theory, see 12D10; for real methods, see 26C10} Potentials and capacity, harmonic measure, extremal length [See also 30C85] Pade approximation
30E10  Approximation in the complex domain 30C15  Zeros of polynomials, rational functions, and other analytic functions (e.g. zeros of functions with bounded Dirichlet integral) {For algebraic theory, see 12D10; for real methods, see 26C10} 31A15  Potentials and capacity, harmonic measure, extremal length [See also 30C85] 41A21  Pade approximation
