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Slow escaping points of meromorphic functions

Rippon, Philip and Stallard, Gwyneth (2011). Slow escaping points of meromorphic functions. Transactions of the American Mathematical Society, 363(8) pp. 4171–4201.

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We show that for any transcendental meromorphic function f there is a point z in the Julia set of f such that the iterates fn(z) escape, that is, tend to , arbitrarily slowly. The proof uses new covering results for analytic functions. We also introduce several slow escaping sets, in each of which fn(z) tends to at a bounded rate, and establish the connections between these sets and the Julia set of f. To do this, we show that the iterates of f satisfy a strong distortion estimate in all types of escaping Fatou components except one, which we call a quasi-nested wandering domain. We give examples to show how varied the structures of these slow escaping sets can be.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2011 American Mathematical Society
ISSN: 1088-6850
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Mathematics and Statistics
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
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Item ID: 30391
Depositing User: Philip Rippon
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2011 09:44
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 09:57
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