Entire Functions and Their Derivatives Share Two Finite Sets

• Meng, Chao (Department of Mathematics, Shandong University) ;
• Hu, Pei-Chu (Department of Mathematics, Shandong University)
• Accepted : 2008.05.16
• Published : 2009.09.30
• 40 3

Abstract

In this paper, we study the uniqueness of entire functions and prove the following theorem. Let n(${\geq}$ 5), k be positive integers, and let $S_1$ = {z : $z^n$ = 1}, $S_2$ = {$a_1$, $a_2$, ${\cdots}$, $a_m$}, where $a_1$, $a_2$, ${\cdots}$, $a_m$ are distinct nonzero constants. If two non-constant entire functions f and g satisfy $E_f(S_1,2)$ = $E_g(S_1,2)$ and $E_{f^{(k)}}(S_2,{\infty})$ = $E_{g^{(k)}}(S_2,{\infty})$, then one of the following cases must occur: (1) f = tg, {$a_1$, $a_2$, ${\cdots}$, $a_m$} = t{$a_1$, $a_2$, ${\cdots}$, $a_m$}, where t is a constant satisfying $t^n$ = 1; (2) f(z) = $de^{cz}$, g(z) = $\frac{t}{d}e^{-cz}$, {$a_1$, $a_2$, ${\cdots}$, $a_m$} = $(-1)^kc^{2k}t\{\frac{1}{a_1},{\cdots},\frac{1}{a_m}\}$, where t, c, d are nonzero constants and $t^n$ = 1. The results in this paper improve the result given by Fang (M.L. Fang, Entire functions and their derivatives share two finite sets, Bull. Malaysian Math. Sc. Soc. 24(2001), 7-16).

Keywords

entire function;share set;uniqueness

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