Value distribution and linear operators.
Nevanlinna's second main theorem is a far-reaching generalisation of Picard's Theorem concerning the value distribution of an arbitrary meromorphic function f. The theorem takes the form of an inequality containing a ramification term in which the zeros and poles of the derivative f' appear. In this paper we show that a similar result holds for special subfields of meromorphic functions where the derivative is replaced by a more general linear operator, such as higher-order differential operators and differential-difference operators. We subsequently derive generalisations of Picard's Theorem and the defect relations.
|Title:||Value distribution and linear operators|
|Additional information:||Accepted for publication in the Proceedings of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society|
|Keywords:||math.CV, math.CV, Primary 30D35, Secondary 34M03, 34M05, 39A06|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of BEAMS
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