26. CJM 2008 (vol 60 pp. 958)
 Chen, Yichao

A Note on a Conjecture of S. Stahl
S. Stahl (Canad. J. Math. \textbf{49}(1997), no. 3, 617640)
conjectured that the zeros of genus polynomial are real.
L. Liu and Y. Wang disproved this conjecture on the basis
of Example 6.7. In this note, it is pointed out
that there is an error in this example and a new generating matrix
and initial vector are provided.
Keywords:genus polynomial, zeros, real Categories:05C10, 05A15, 30C15, 26C10 

27. CJM 2006 (vol 58 pp. 1026)
 Handelman, David

Karamata Renewed and Local Limit Results
Connections between behaviour of real analytic functions (with no
negative Maclaurin series coefficients and radius of convergence one)
on the open unit interval, and to a lesser extent on arcs of the unit
circle, are explored, beginning with Karamata's approach. We develop
conditions under which the asymptotics of the coefficients are related
to the values of the function near $1$; specifically, $a(n)\sim
f(11/n)/ \alpha n$ (for some positive constant $\alpha$), where
$f(t)=\sum a(n)t^n$. In particular, if $F=\sum c(n) t^n$ where $c(n)
\geq 0$ and $\sum c(n)=1$, then $f$ defined as $(1F)^{1}$ (the
renewal or Green's function for $F$) satisfies this condition if $F'$
does (and a minor additional condition is satisfied). In come cases,
we can show that the absolute sum of the differences of consecutive
Maclaurin coefficients converges. We also investigate situations in
which less precise asymptotics are available.
Categories:30B10, 30E15, 41A60, 60J35, 05A16 

28. CJM 2004 (vol 56 pp. 1190)
 Frank, Günter; Hua, Xinhou; Vaillancourt, Rémi

Meromorphic Functions Sharing the Same Zeros and Poles
In this paper, Hinkkanen's problem (1984) is completely solved,
{\em i.e.,} it is shown that any meromorphic function $f$ is determined
by its zeros and poles
and the zeros of $f^{(j)}$ for $j=1,2,3,4$
Keywords:Uniqueness, meromorphic functions, Nevanlinna theory Category:30D35 

29. CJM 2003 (vol 55 pp. 1264)
 Havin, Victor; Mashreghi, Javad

Admissible Majorants for Model Subspaces of $H^2$, Part II: Fast Winding of the Generating Inner Function
This paper is a continuation of Part I [6]. We consider the model
subspaces $K_\Theta=H^2\ominus\Theta H^2$ of the Hardy space $H^2$
generated by an inner function $\Theta$ in the upper half plane. Our
main object is the class of admissible majorants for $K_\Theta$,
denoted by Adm $\Theta$ and consisting of all functions $\omega$
defined on $\mathbb{R}$ such that there exists an $f \ne 0$, $f \in
K_\Theta$ satisfying $f(x)\leq\omega(x)$ almost everywhere on
$\mathbb{R}$. Firstly, using some simple Hilbert transform techniques,
we obtain a general multiplier theorem applicable to any $K_\Theta$
generated by a meromorphic inner function. In contrast with
[6], we consider the generating functions $\Theta$ such that
the unit vector $\Theta(x)$ winds up fast as $x$ grows from $\infty$
to $\infty$. In particular, we consider $\Theta=B$ where $B$ is a
Blaschke product with ``horizontal'' zeros, i.e., almost
uniformly distributed in a strip parallel to and separated from $\mathbb{R}$.
It is shown, among other things, that for any such $B$, any even
$\omega$ decreasing on $(0,\infty)$ with a finite logarithmic integral
is in Adm $B$ (unlike the ``vertical'' case treated in [6]),
thus generalizing (with a new proof) a classical result related to
Adm $\exp(i\sigma z)$, $\sigma>0$. Some oscillating $\omega$'s in
Adm $B$ are also described. Our theme is related to the
BeurlingMalliavin multiplier theorem devoted to Adm $\exp(i\sigma z)$,
$\sigma>0$, and to de Branges' space $\mathcal{H}(E)$.
Keywords:Hardy space, inner function, shift operator, model, subspace, Hilbert transform, admissible majorant Categories:30D55, 47A15 

30. CJM 2003 (vol 55 pp. 1231)
 Havin, Victor; Mashreghi, Javad

Admissible Majorants for Model Subspaces of $H^2$, Part I: Slow Winding of the Generating Inner Function
A model subspace $K_\Theta$ of the Hardy space $H^2 = H^2
(\mathbb{C}_+)$ for the upper half plane $\mathbb{C}_+$ is
$H^2(\mathbb{C}_+) \ominus \Theta H^2(\mathbb{C}_+)$ where $\Theta$
is an inner function in $\mathbb{C}_+$. A function $\omega \colon
\mathbb{R}\mapsto[0,\infty)$ is called an admissible
majorant for $K_\Theta$ if there exists an $f \in K_\Theta$, $f
\not\equiv 0$, $f(x)\leq \omega(x)$ almost everywhere on
$\mathbb{R}$. For some (mainly meromorphic) $\Theta$'s some parts
of Adm $\Theta$ (the set of all admissible majorants for
$K_\Theta$) are explicitly described. These descriptions depend on
the rate of growth of $\arg \Theta$ along $\mathbb{R}$. This paper
is about slowly growing arguments (slower than $x$). Our results
exhibit the dependence of Adm $B$ on the geometry of the zeros of
the Blaschke product $B$. A complete description of Adm $B$ is
obtained for $B$'s with purely imaginary (``vertical'') zeros. We
show that in this case a unique minimal admissible majorant exists.
Keywords:Hardy space, inner function, shift operator, model, subspace, Hilbert transform, admissible majorant Categories:30D55, 47A15 

31. CJM 2003 (vol 55 pp. 1019)
 Handelman, David

More Eventual Positivity for Analytic Functions
Eventual positivity problems for real convergent Maclaurin series lead
to density questions for sets of harmonic functions. These are solved
for large classes of series, and in so doing, asymptotic estimates are
obtained for the values of the series near the radius of convergence
and for the coefficients of convolution powers.
Categories:30B10, 30D15, 30C50, 13A99, 41A58, 42A16 

32. CJM 2003 (vol 55 pp. 576)
 Lukashov, A. L.; Peherstorfer, F.

Automorphic Orthogonal and Extremal Polynomials
It is well known that many polynomials which solve extremal problems
on a single interval as the Chebyshev or the BernsteinSzeg\"o
polynomials can be represented by trigonometric functions and their
inverses. On two intervals one has elliptic instead of trigonometric
functions. In this paper we show that the counterparts of the Chebyshev
and BernsteinSzeg\"o polynomials for several intervals can be represented
with the help of automorphic functions, socalled SchottkyBurnside
functions. Based on this representation and using the SchottkyBurnside
automorphic functions as a tool several extremal properties of such
polynomials as orthogonality properties, extremal properties with
respect to the maximum norm, behaviour of zeros and recurrence
coefficients {\it etc.} are derived.
Categories:42C05, 30F35, 31A15, 41A21, 41A50 

33. CJM 2003 (vol 55 pp. 379)
 Stessin, Michael; Zhu, Kehe

Generalized Factorization in Hardy Spaces and the Commutant of Toeplitz Operators
Every classical inner function $\varphi$ in the unit disk gives rise to
a certain factorization of functions in Hardy spaces. This factorization,
which we call the generalized Riesz factorization, coincides with the
classical Riesz factorization when $\varphi(z)=z$. In this paper we prove
several results about the generalized Riesz factorization, and we apply
this factorization theory to obtain a new description of the commutant
of analytic Toeplitz operators with inner symbols on a Hardy space. We
also discuss several related issues in the context of the Bergman space.
Categories:47B35, 30D55, 47A15 

34. CJM 2002 (vol 54 pp. 945)
 Boivin, André; Gauthier, Paul M.; Paramonov, Petr V.

Approximation on Closed Sets by Analytic or Meromorphic Solutions of Elliptic Equations and Applications
Given a homogeneous elliptic partial differential operator $L$ with constant
complex coefficients and a class of functions (jetdistributions) which
are defined on a (relatively) closed subset of a domain $\Omega$ in $\mathbf{R}^n$ and
which belong locally to a Banach space $V$, we consider the problem of
approximating in the norm of $V$ the functions in this class by ``analytic''
and ``meromorphic'' solutions of the equation $Lu=0$. We establish new Roth,
Arakelyan (including tangential) and Carleman type theorems for a large class
of Banach spaces $V$ and operators $L$. Important applications to boundary
value problems of solutions of homogeneous elliptic partial differential
equations are obtained, including the solution of a generalized Dirichlet
problem.
Keywords:approximation on closed sets, elliptic operator, strongly elliptic operator, $L$meromorphic and $L$analytic functions, localization operator, Banach space of distributions, Dirichlet problem Categories:30D40, 30E10, 31B35, 35Jxx, 35J67, 41A30 

35. CJM 2002 (vol 54 pp. 709)
 Ismail, Mourad E. H.; Stanton, Dennis

$q$Integral and Moment Representations for $q$Orthogonal Polynomials
We develop a method for deriving integral representations of certain
orthogonal polynomials as moments. These moment representations are
applied to find linear and multilinear generating functions for
$q$orthogonal polynomials. As a byproduct we establish new
transformation formulas for combinations of basic hypergeometric
functions, including a new representation of the $q$exponential
function $\mathcal{E}_q$.
Keywords:$q$integral, $q$orthogonal polynomials, associated polynomials, $q$difference equations, generating functions, AlSalamChihara polynomials, continuous $q$ultraspherical polynomials Categories:33D45, 33D20, 33C45, 30E05 

36. CJM 2002 (vol 54 pp. 648)
 Yuan, Wenjun; Li, Yezhou

Rational Solutions of PainlevÃ© Equations
Consider the sixth Painlev\'e equation~(P$_6$) below where $\alpha$,
$\beta$, $\gamma$ and $\delta$ are complex parameters. We prove the
necessary and sufficient conditions for the existence of rational
solutions of equation~(P$_6$) in term of special relations among the
parameters. The number of distinct rational solutions in each case is
exactly one or two or infinite. And each of them may be generated by
means of transformation group found by Okamoto [7] and B\"acklund
transformations found by Fokas and Yortsos [4]. A list of rational
solutions is included in the appendix. For the sake of completeness,
we collected all the corresponding results of other five Painlev\'e
equations (P$_1$)(P$_5$) below, which have been investigated by many
authors [1][7].
Keywords:PainlevÃ© differential equation, rational function, BÃ¤cklund transformation Categories:30D35, 34A20 

37. CJM 2002 (vol 54 pp. 324)
 Graham, Ian; Hamada, Hidetaka; Kohr, Gabriela

Parametric Representation of Univalent Mappings in Several Complex Variables
Let $B$ be the unit ball of $\bb{C}^n$ with respect to an arbitrary norm. We
prove that the analog of the Carath\'eodory set, {\it i.e.} the set of normalized
holomorphic mappings from $B$ into $\bb{C}^n$ of ``positive real part'', is
compact. This leads to improvements in the existence theorems for the Loewner
differential equation in several complex variables. We investigate a subset
of the normalized biholomorphic mappings of $B$ which arises in the study of
the Loewner equation, namely the set $S^0(B)$ of mappings which have
parametric representation. For the case of the unit polydisc these mappings
were studied by Poreda, and on the Euclidean unit ball they were studied by
Kohr. As in Kohr's work, we consider subsets of $S^0(B)$ obtained by placing
restrictions on the mapping from the Carath\'eodory set which occurs in the
Loewner equation. We obtain growth and covering theorems for these subsets of
$S^0(B)$ as well as coefficient estimates, and consider various examples.
Also we shall see that in higher dimensions there exist mappings in $S(B)$
which can be imbedded in Loewner chains, but which do not have parametric
representation.
Categories:32H02, 30C45 

38. CJM 2002 (vol 54 pp. 239)
 Cartwright, Donald I.; Steger, Tim

Elementary Symmetric Polynomials in Numbers of Modulus $1$
We describe the set of numbers $\sigma_k(z_1,\ldots,z_{n+1})$, where
$z_1,\ldots,z_{n+1}$ are complex numbers of modulus $1$ for which
$z_1z_2\cdots z_{n+1}=1$, and $\sigma_k$ denotes the $k$th
elementary symmetric polynomial. Consequently, we give sharp
constraints on the coefficients of a complex polynomial all of whose
roots are of the same modulus. Another application is the calculation
of the spectrum of certain adjacency operators arising naturally
on a building of type ${\tilde A}_n$.
Categories:05E05, 33C45, 30C15, 51E24 

39. CJM 2000 (vol 52 pp. 982)
 Lárusson, Finnur

Holomorphic Functions of Slow Growth on Nested Covering Spaces of Compact Manifolds
Let $Y$ be an infinite covering space of a projective manifold
$M$ in $\P^N$ of dimension $n\geq 2$. Let $C$ be the intersection with
$M$ of at most $n1$ generic hypersurfaces of degree $d$ in $\mathbb{P}^N$.
The preimage $X$ of $C$ in $Y$ is a connected submanifold. Let $\phi$
be the smoothed distance from a fixed point in $Y$ in a metric pulled up
from $M$. Let $\O_\phi(X)$ be the Hilbert space of holomorphic
functions $f$ on $X$ such that $f^2 e^{\phi}$ is integrable on $X$, and
define $\O_\phi(Y)$ similarly. Our main result is that (under more
general hypotheses than described here) the restriction $\O_\phi(Y)
\to \O_\phi(X)$ is an isomorphism for $d$ large enough.
This yields new examples of Riemann surfaces and domains of holomorphy
in $\C^n$ with corona. We consider the important special case when $Y$
is the unit ball $\B$ in $\C^n$, and show that for $d$ large enough,
every bounded holomorphic function on $X$ extends to a unique function
in the intersection of all the nontrivial weighted Bergman spaces on
$\B$. Finally, assuming that the covering group is arithmetic, we
establish three dichotomies concerning the extension of bounded
holomorphic and harmonic functions from $X$ to $\B$.
Categories:32A10, 14E20, 30F99, 32M15 

40. CJM 2000 (vol 52 pp. 815)
 Lubinsky, D. S.

On the Maximum and Minimum Modulus of Rational Functions
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.
Categories:30E10, 30C15, 31A15, 41A21 

41. CJM 1999 (vol 51 pp. 915)
 Balogh, Zoltán M.; Leuenberger, Christoph

Quasiconformal Contactomorphisms and Polynomial Hulls with Convex Fibers
Consider the polynomial hull of a smoothly varying family of
strictly convex smooth domains fibered over the unit circle. It is
wellknown that the boundary of the hull is foliated by graphs of
analytic discs. We prove that this foliation is smooth, and we
show that it induces a complex flow of contactomorphisms. These
mappings are quasiconformal in the sense of Kor\'anyi and Reimann.
A similar bound on their quasiconformal distortion holds as in the
onedimensional case of holomorphic motions. The special case when
the fibers are rotations of a fixed domain in $\C^2$ is studied in
details.
Categories:32E20, 30C65 

42. CJM 1999 (vol 51 pp. 977)
 Fisher, Stephen D.; Khavinson, Dmitry

Extreme PickNevanlinna Interpolants
Following the investigations of B.~Abrahamse [1], F.~Forelli [11],
M.~Heins [14] and others, we continue the study of the
PickNevanlinna interpolation problem in multiplyconnected planar
domains. One major focus is on the problem of characterizing the
extreme points of the convex set of interpolants of a fixed data
set. Several other related problems are discussed.
Categories:30D50, 30D99 

43. CJM 1999 (vol 51 pp. 470)
 Bshouty, D.; Hengartner, W.

Exterior Univalent Harmonic Mappings With Finite Blaschke Dilatations
In this article we characterize the univalent harmonic mappings from
the exterior of the unit disk, $\Delta$, onto a simply connected
domain $\Omega$ containing infinity and which are solutions of the system
of elliptic partial differential equations $\fzbb = a(z)f_z(z)$
where the second dilatation function $a(z)$ is a finite Blaschke
product. At the end of this article, we apply our results to
nonparametric minimal surfaces having the property that the image
of its Gauss map is the upper halfsphere covered once or twice.
Keywords:harmonic mappings, minimal surfaces Categories:30C55, 30C62, 49Q05 

44. CJM 1999 (vol 51 pp. 147)
 Suárez, Daniel

Homeomorphic Analytic Maps into the Maximal Ideal Space of $H^\infty$
Let $m$ be a point of the maximal ideal space of $\papa$ with
nontrivial Gleason part $P(m)$. If $L_m \colon \disc \rr P(m)$ is the
Hoffman map, we show that $\papa \circ L_m$ is a closed subalgebra
of $\papa$. We characterize the points $m$ for which $L_m$ is a
homeomorphism in terms of interpolating sequences, and we show that in
this case $\papa \circ L_m$ coincides with $\papa$. Also, if
$I_m$ is the ideal of functions in $\papa$ that identically vanish
on $P(m)$, we estimate the distance of any $f\in \papa$ to $I_m$.
Categories:30H05, 46J20 

45. CJM 1999 (vol 51 pp. 117)
46. CJM 1998 (vol 50 pp. 449)
47. CJM 1998 (vol 50 pp. 620)
48. CJM 1998 (vol 50 pp. 595)
 Luo, Donghan; MacGregor, Thomas

Multipliers of fractional Cauchy transforms and smoothness conditions
This paper studies conditions on an analytic function that imply it
belongs to ${\cal M}_\alpha$, the set of multipliers of the family of
functions given by $f(z) = \int_{\zeta=1} {1 \over
(1\overline\zeta z)^\alpha} \,d\mu (\zeta)$ $(z<1)$ where $\mu$ is a
complex Borel measure on the unit circle and $\alpha >0$. There are
two main theorems. The first asserts that if $0<\alpha<1$ and
$\sup_{\zeta=1} \int^1_0 f'(r\zeta) (1r)^{\alpha1} \,dr<\infty$
then $f \in {\cal M}_\alpha$. The second asserts that if $0<\alpha
\leq 1$, $f \in H^\infty$ and $\sup_t \int^\pi_0 {f(e^{i(t+s)}) 
2f(e^{it}) + f(e^{i(ts)}) \over s^{2\alpha}} \, ds < \infty$ then
$f \in {\cal M}_\alpha$. The conditions in these theorems are shown
to relate to a number of smoothness conditions on the unit circle for
a function analytic in the open unit disk and continuous in its closure.
Categories:30E20, 30D50 

49. CJM 1998 (vol 50 pp. 547)
50. CJM 1997 (vol 49 pp. 887)
 Borwein, Peter; Pinner, Christopher

Polynomials with $\{ 0, +1, 1\}$ coefficients and a root close to a given point
For a fixed algebraic number $\alpha$ we
discuss how closely $\alpha$ can be approximated by
a root of a $\{0,+1,1\}$ polynomial of given degree.
We show that the worst rate of approximation tends to
occur for roots of unity, particularly those of small degree.
For roots of unity these bounds depend on
the order of vanishing, $k$, of the polynomial at $\alpha$.
In particular we obtain the following. Let
${\cal B}_{N}$ denote the set of roots of all
$\{0,+1,1\}$ polynomials of degree at most $N$ and
${\cal B}_{N}(\alpha,k)$ the roots of those
polynomials that have a root of order at most $k$
at $\alpha$. For a Pisot number $\alpha$ in $(1,2]$
we show that
\[
\min_{\beta \in {\cal B}_{N}\setminus \{ \alpha \}} \alpha
\beta \asymp \frac{1}{\alpha^{N}},
\]
and for a root of unity $\alpha$ that
\[
\min_{\beta \in {\cal B}_{N}(\alpha,k)\setminus \{\alpha\}}
\alpha \beta\asymp \frac{1}{N^{(k+1) \left\lceil
\frac{1}{2}\phi (d)\right\rceil +1}}.
\]
We study in detail the case of $\alpha=1$, where, by far, the
best approximations are real.
We give fairly precise bounds on the closest real root to 1.
When $k=0$ or 1 we
can describe the extremal polynomials explicitly.
Keywords:Mahler measure, zero one polynomials, Pisot numbers, root separation Categories:11J68, 30C10 
