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Showing iterates of a complex function on the upper half plane converges uniformly on compact sets

The following is an irksome problem that my complex analysis class is having trouble solving: Let $*$ be an operator that takes a function $F:\mathcal{H}\to\mathcal{H}$ to a function ...
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Why computing Fatou coordinate is so hard?

I'm trying to make images of Fatou coordinate for some polynomial maps. If I'm not wrong there is no explicit general formula/method for computing Fatou coordinate near parabolic fixed point. Is ...
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Dynamics of the repetitions of $f(z) = z^{2} +\frac{1}{4}$

This is probably a classic and maybe easy question, but I was not able to find an answer. If $$g(z) = z + a z^{2},$$ with $a\ne 0$, then using a linear change of coordinates it can be brought to the ...
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Complex polynomials: preimage of a large enough disc contains the disc compactly?

I'm studying a proof (by Hubbard) of an elementary result in complex dynamics: if a complex polynomial $p$ of degree at least 2 has all of its critical points in its filled Julia set $K_p$, then $K_p$ ...
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radius of convergence of half iterate of sinh(z)?

The half iterate of sinh(z) has a formal power series, centered around z=0. Does the formal power series for the half iterate converge at the origin? This is equivalent to asking if the half iterate ...
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Simplest way to determine if a number is a member of the Mandelbrot set?

I'm writing JavaScript code to plot the Mandelbrot set on an HTML5 Canvas element. (That's probably not relevant to the answer to this question). A core part of the problem is to write a simple ...
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Stability of the optimal control steady state

I am struggling with a pretty much complicated optimal control problem, which I solve in Mathematica. The optimal controls are second order delayed, which makes it unclear to me how to analyse the ...
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Concrete example of an entire function wanted

Let $X$ be the space of entire functions on $\mathbb{C}$ endowed with the topology of uniform convergence on compact sets. Let $a$ be a nonzero complex number. Let $T: X\to X$ be defined by ...
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two fixed points, same fractional iteration

Suppose a function f(z) has two fixed points, one repelling, and the other attracting. Call the repelling fixed point f(-1)=-1, and the attracting fixed point f(+1)=+1. I'm interested in functions ...
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Is $g(z)=\frac{1}{z}+\frac{1}{z^2+1}+\frac{1}{(z^2+1)^2 +1}+…$ analytic for $|z|>2$?

Let $z$ be a complex number. Let |.| denote be the absolute value. Let $n$ be a positive integer. Let $f_1(z)=z^2+1$. Let $f_n(z)=f_1(f_{n-1}(z)).$ Is ...
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Do there exist periodic fractals $A_f$ of this type?

Let $z$ be a complex number. Meromorphic here means meromorphic on all of the complex plane $C$. Lets define a fractal $A_f$ on the complex plane as the result of iterating a meromorphic function ...
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Is the alternating sum of exp(-exp(n z)) analytic?

Define $f(z) = \frac{1}{\exp(\exp(z))} - \frac{1}{\exp(\exp(2z))} + \frac{1}{\exp(\exp(3z))} - \frac{1}{\exp(\exp(4z))} + ...$ $f(z) = \sum_{n = 1}^{\infty} (-1)^{n-1} \exp(-\exp(n z))$. Is $f(z)$ ...
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Is $\frac{1}{\exp(z)} - \frac{1}{\exp(\exp(z))} + \frac{1}{\exp(\exp(\exp(z)))} -\ldots$ entire?

Let $z$ be a complex number. Is the alternating infinite series $ f(z) = \frac{1}{\exp(z)} - \frac{1}{\exp(\exp(z))} + \frac{1}{\exp(\exp(\exp(z)))} -\ldots$ an entire function ? Does it even converge ...
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Properties of the Mandelbrot set

Are there any properties of the Mandelbrot set that can be analysed without a knowledge of complicated topology? Considering the fact that the set is based on a quadratic function, are there any ...
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Question about iterations : $g(c,z) = a$ always has a solution where $z$ is strictly real?

Let $c$ be any positive real number. Let $z$ be a complex number. Let $g(c,z)$ be some locally analytic function that is the $c$ th iteration of the entire function $f(z)$ with $g(0,z)=f(z)$. Let ...
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Fixed Point of a complex dynamical spiral system

Last semester I finished my first class on complex variables and of course we had to show that $i^i$ was real. That got me wondering about quantities like $i^{i^i}$ and similar power towers. For my ...
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half iterate of $x^2+c$

I'm looking for literature on fractional iterates of $x^2+c$, where c>0. For c=0, generating the half iterate is trivial. $$h(h(x))=x^2$$ $$h(x)=x^{\sqrt{2}}$$ The question is, for $c>0,$ and ...