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Magnitude of differentiable complex function $f(z)$

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Let $f(z)$ be an entire function and assuming $f(z)$ does not take values in $|w|\leq 1$, show that $f(z)$ is identically constant.

I tried to prove with Liouville's theorem, but I couldn't find the correct implementation., because I did not understand the meaning of "$f(z)$ does not take values in $|w|\leq1$". Could you help me please? If you can, could you give the proof?


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If $f(z)$ does not take values in the unit disc, then it does not come arbitrarily close to $0$. What does that mean for $g(z)=\frac{1}{f(z)}$? –  Gregor Bruns Jun 2 '12 at 14:23
yes your right . ı got solution from there. thanks –  Brhn Jun 2 '12 at 14:33

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If $|f(z)|\not\leq 1$, then $|f(z)|>1$ for all $z\in \mathbb{C}$. Take reciprocals of the inequality. Then you should see how to apply Liouville to $\frac{1}{f(z)}$.

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