Suppose you have a continuous function:

$$\phi:[0,1]\rightarrow \mathbb{C}$$

define the complex function:


prove that it is entire and calculate it's Taylor expansion centered at $z=0$. Honestly I don't know where to start, I think I have to apply the theorem of holomorphy of a parametric integral but I don't understand how.

Also, how can I apply those results to the sequence of functions:

$$f_n(z)=\int_0^n \sqrt{t}e^{-tz}dt$$


It's obviously entire as the derivative is $$ \int_0^1 ite^{izt} \phi(t) \, dt$$ which exists (is convergent) for all $z$ as the integrand is bounded. The Taylor series is obtained by differentiating under the integral sign: the $n$th derivative is $$ \int_0^1 (it)^n \phi(t)\, dt.$$

  • $\begingroup$ What do you mean by "the integral is convergent"? $\endgroup$ – Renato Faraone Dec 9 '18 at 18:39
  • $\begingroup$ I mean it exists as a Riemann integral. $\endgroup$ – Richard Martin Dec 9 '18 at 18:42
  • $\begingroup$ You should probably justify differentiating under the integral sign.... $\endgroup$ – qbert Dec 9 '18 at 19:37
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    $\begingroup$ @RichardMartin I don't understand your point. In any event, while the exercise might be straightforward or obvious to you, it probably isn't to the OP (indeed, it is an exercise for a reason). So if you are sweeping things under the rug, you should at least say so $\endgroup$ – qbert Dec 9 '18 at 20:34
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    $\begingroup$ @qbert I agree, every exercise is straightforward if you know how to do it and which theorem to apply. Being this my first course centered on complex analysis I obviously have a hard time even on some basic facts. $\endgroup$ – Renato Faraone Dec 10 '18 at 8:18

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