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Unformatted text preview: Serge Ballif MATH 502 Homework 2 February 1, 2008 (1) Let a and b be complex numbers with strictly negative real part. Prove the inequality  e a e b  ≤  a b  . Define γ : [0 , 2 π ] → C to be the straight path γ ( t ) = (1 t ) a + tb from a to b . Define f ( z ) = e z . Then, since the path γ lies in the left halfplane, we have the inequality  f ( z )  = e Re z < 1. Thus by the upper bound estimate, we compute Z γ e z d z ≤ Length( γ ) . The lefthand side computes to be R 1 e γ ( t ) γ ( t ) d t =  e γ ( t )  1 =  e b e a  , and the righthand side computes to be  a b  , so the result is proved. (2) True or false: There exists a sequence of complex polynomials p n ( z ) such that p n ( z ) → 1 /z uniformly on the unit circle { z :  z  = 1 } ? Give careful reasons. Generalizing this, let V be the Banach space of continuous complexvalued functions on the unit circle (with the supremum norm) and let W be the subspace of all functions f for which there exists a sequence of polynomials p n → f uniformly, as above. Show that W is a closed subspace of infinite codimen sion (i.e., dim( V/W ) = ∞ ). Seeking a contradiction, we suppose that there exists a sequence of complex poly nomials p n ( z ) such that p n ( z ) → 1 /z uniformly on the unit circle. Let γ be a curve around the unit circle in the counterclockwise direction. Since each polycurve around the unit circle in the counterclockwise direction....
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