We make reference to  for elementary knowledge in complex analysis used below. It is known (see ) that for every rational function of degree n the complex plane can be partitioned into n sets whose interior are fundamental domains of , i.e. they are mapped conformally (hence bijectively) by onto the whole complex plane with some slits. A similar partition takes place for transcendental functions (see ), except that for those functions the number of fundamental domains is infinite. Every fundamental domain of an analytic function is either unbounded or contains singular points of , or both.
Although integrals on unbounded contours have been used frequently in complex analysis (see , page 214), they have never appeared in the context of Cauchy integral formula. The main novelty of this paper is that it makes possible such an undertaking. The famous Cauchy integral formula is in this way upgraded from a rather local instrument to a more global one. Moreover, it shows that the functions we are studying are completely determined by the values on the boundaries of their fundamental domains.
The integral on of shall be treated as an improper integral the convergence of what remains to be investigated. This can be accomplished in different ways which apply to particular classes of functions; hence instead of trying to prove theorems valid for any analytic function, we must treat separately those classes of functions. However, the techniques used are in general similar; namely they consist in isolating the singular points and by the pre-image of some circles whose radii are let tend to zero, respectively to infinity, then in applying the Cauchy integral formula to the bounded sub-domains of obtained in this way and making sure that the integrals on the boundaries of the complementary domains tend to zero when the radii tend to zero or to infinity. As is injective in every fundamental domain, if such a domain is mapped conformally by the function onto the complex plane with a slit; then for some values there is a function corresponding to that fundamental domain such that , . The function is injective in the interval and maps this interval onto an arc included in that fundamental domain. Making the change of variable in the integral it becomes an integral on the interval and it is possible that it tends to zero as or . This assertion should be checked for every particular class of functions.
The contours we used for integration needed to be illustrated and most of the graphics are computer generated by the software Mathematica. When this was not possible, we used illustration by hand made drawings. However, they are pictures of known fundamental domains (see , page 268 and 282). One of the most studied classes of meromorphic functions is that of Dirichlet functions and it can be considered as a prototype in many aspects. Let us start then with this class.
2. General Properties of Dirichlet Functions
The Dirichlet functions are obtained by analytic continuation of general Dirichlet series across the line of convergence. The family of general Dirichlet series includes that of well known Dirichlet L-series defined by Dirichlet characters. These last series can be all extended as meromorphic functions in the whole complex plane. The extended functions are called Dirichlet L-functions. They are implemented in Mathematica and some affirmations about general Dirichlet functions are illustrated by using Dirichlet L-functions. However, the interest in more general functions is obvious and we have recently devoted to them a lot of publications (see  - ). An account of recent advances in this field can be found in .
A general Dirichlet series is defined by an arbitrary sequence of complex numbers , the coefficients of the series and by a non decreasing sequence of non negative numbers , the exponents of the series. It is given by the formula
We will deal only with normalized general Dirichlet series in which and . For such a series we have uniformly with respect to t (see , Theorem 3). There is a number , called the abscissa of convergence of , such that the series (1) converges for and it diverges for . The series converges uniformly on compact subsets of and therefore it is an analytic function in that half plane. Denoting by we have proved in  that if the abscissa of convergence of is finite then the abscissa of convergence of is zero and if has only isolated singular points on , then can be continued across the line to a meromorphic function in the whole complex plane. We keep the notation for the extended function when it exists and we call it Dirichlet function. Following Speiser , who studied the Riemann Zeta function, we have used in  -  the pre-image of the real axis by . This is the set of points in the s-plane where takes real values. For every Dirichlet function it is a family of analytic curves whose structure has very profound implications on the value distribution of that function. Figure 1(a) illustrates the pre-image of the real axis by a Dirichlet L-function defined by a complex Dirichlet character and Figure 1(b) by a real one. Details about Figure 1(c) are found in Section 3.
We have proved (see for example ) that for any Dirichlet function this pre-image is formed with unbounded curves (components) which fall into three categories. Namely, there are infinitely many curves , which do not intersect each other and consecutive and ( below ) form infinite strips extending for going from to . The counting is such that . Every curve is mapped homeomorphycally by onto the interval of the real axis and therefore every -strip is mapped (not necessarily one to one) onto the whole complex plane with a slit alongside this interval. For every strip contains a unique component of the pre-image of the real axis which is mapped homeomorphycally by onto the interval of the real axis and a finite number of components which are mapped each one homeomorphycally by onto the whole real axis. The component
Figure 1. The pre-image of the real axis by Dirichlet L-functions.
extends for going from to , while are parabola shaped curves with a finite supremum of , therefore we can distinguish the interior and the exterior of such a curve.
In the case of a strip , if then connecting with by a Jordan arc the component of the pre-image of passing through can be an unbounded curve , when for we have . On the other hand the origin of such a curve must be a point on a curve such that . The curve is bounded when its ends belong to different curves and . This is the case when and are embraced curves (see ) and when . The curve is mapped 2 to 1 by onto . Then we can form fundamental domains using parts of the curves , the curves (and , when is the case, as in Figure 2). These are strips unbounded to the right and to the left when is unbounded and they are bounded to the right when is bounded. They are mapped conformally by onto the whole complex plane with some slits alongside the interval of real axis and some other slits alongside .
In the case of the strip , when the zeros of are complex, the curves are all bounded for and together with they form the
Figure 2. Conformal mapping of fundamental domains by .
boundaries of fundamental domains bounded to the right. It is known (see, for example ) that every -strip, of can be partitioned into a finite number of sets whose interior are fundamental domains of . The -strip contains infinitely many fundamental domains. The way they are mapped conformally onto the complex plane with some slits by the Riemann Zeta function is illustrated in Figure 2 (see , Figure 6).
3. Cauchy Integral Formula for Fundamental Domains and Sk-Strips of the Function
The Cauchy integral formula has the form:
where the function is analytic in a simply connected domain D containing the simple closed contour C and is an arbitrary point inside C.
We would like to be a Dirichlet function and C to be the boundary of a fundamental domain of or the boundary of an -strip. The problem is that and are not simple closed contours. However, we can show that the formula (2) can be extended to these curves.
The shape of the fundamental domains of depends on the pre-image of the real axis and on the zeros of . Since is injective in every fundamental domain the zeros of must be located on the boundaries of these domains. Figure 3 portrays a fundamental domain of bounded by a curve , the part of the last curve from on which vary from to , where we have , as well as the pre-image of the segment determined by and where is the zero of the closest to . The pre-image of the circle and the pre-image of the circle are also drawn, where r is big enough and is small enough. Figure 1(c) illustrates computer generated pre-images of these circles for (the orange curve)
Figure 3. A fundamental domain of and its conformal mapping.
and (the green curve). It has been worked by Florin Alan Muscutar. Due to the continuity of at and to the fact that is a normalized Dirichlet series, the arc squeezes to the point and with s on tends to as . Also with s on tends to as .
The domain is mapped conformally by onto the complex plane with a slit alongside the subinterval of the real axis and alongside the segment determined by and . Also, the domain is mapped conformally onto the ring domain determined by the two circles with the corresponding slit (see Figure 3). The function is analytic in a domain containing and therefore the Cauchy integral formula is valid for .
Theorem 1. If we denote by the infinite strip obtained from as , then for every we have
Proof: Let us take . Then the pre-image of the circle intersected with is formed with two arcs inside and at the right of . The arcs and the curves and determine a curvilinear quadrilateral whose conformal module is the same as that of the quadrilateral determined by , the real axis and the segment from to , which in turn is less than the conformal module of the ring domain . It is known (see , page 31) that the value of this last module is . If we take then this module is , which shows that the length of remains bounded as , since otherwise the respective module would tend to , contrary to the fact that it remains constant. Let us evaluate. Since we have that and since the length of remains bounded we have.
On the other hand, by Cauchy theorem does not depend on since. Then we can let in and we obtain (3).
It is not clear what happens with as. Making the change of variable, where, which is allowed since is injective on, we get.
Although the integrand tends to zero as, a limitation of the initial integral is problematic, due to the factor in the last term. So, as long as we cannot make sure that tends to zero as, the problem of extending the Cauchy integral formula to the whole fundamental domain remains unsolved.
Theorem 2. Let be an arbitrary strip of the function as defined in Section 2 and for r big enough let be the part of the pre-image by of the circle included in. We denote by the part of the strip bounded at the left by. Then for every we have:
Proof: For an arbitrary and for the given r, let us build the domains as in Theorem 1 corresponding to every fundamental domain. The sum of the corresponding arcs from these domains is and the sum of the corresponding arcs is an arc connecting and. The arcs squeeze each one to the respective points when, where.
Since for each arc we have it results that. Denoting by the domain bounded by and the arcs we see that this domain becomes when. On the other hand, the Cauchy integral formula is applicable to, i.e. for every we have and then at the limit as this equality becomes (4) and the theorem is proved.
We notice that this theorem says that the values of are completely determined by its values greater than 1 and those taken on an arbitrary circle of radius big enough. Moreover, the integral of the formula (4) is always convergent.
If is the parametric equation of such that then the formula (4) becomes
We notice that, hence the first integral in (5) is an improper integral. By Theorem 1 this integral is always convergent.
The function is not injective in, hence the integrals (4) and (5) give us the same value for different points s in. If we would like to have a unique point corresponding to a given value, then we need to use the formula (3).
Also, taking into account the fact that the domain interior to every curve, which is not embracing curve, is mapped conformally and therefore injectively by onto the upper or the lower half plane, a unique point s from that domain corresponds to every given value from the respective half plane. Then the following formula is true for every r big enough:
where is the boundary of the domain bounded by and the pre-image of the circle.
If the equation of the curve is such that then the formula (6) becomes
4. The Distribution of the Values of a Dirichlet Function
The contour of integration in Theorem 2 is simpler than that appearing in Theorem 1. However, (3) has the advantage of representing a univalent function in. The pre-image of the circle intersects several components of the pre-image of the interval of the real axis situated in, more exactly if has m zeros in, then this pre-image intersects exactly such components, hence it traverses m fundamental domains. Each one of these domains contains a unique point such that. A point on the circle should turn m times around the origin for its pre-image to traverse the m fundamental domains going from to. At every turn it assigns a unique point where takes the same value. Since is univalent in that value is completely determined by the values on and.
5. Extension of Cauchy Integral Formula for the Derivatives of Dirichlet Functions
Following the known technique of computing
we find that
Thus, as for the values of are completely determined in every strip by the real values greater than 1 of. By recursive computation we find that:
for every natural number n.
It is known (see  and Figure 4) that if a Dirichlet L-function has m zeros in the strip then has zeros in (which are all simple zeros).
This figure illustrates the following:
Theorem 3. If has m fundamental domains in then every derivative has exactly zeros in.
Proof: The pre-image by of a circle has m components in which are disjoint if r is small enough. By letting r increase these components expand and after two of them touch each other, they fuse into a unique component including the corresponding zeros. When a unique component becomes unbounded with branches tending to with. The remaining bounded components are outside this unbounded one and none of them can intersect. Increasing r past 1 the unbounded components from all the strips fuse into a unique unbounded component crossing these strips. After touching bounded components of the pre-image of the circle with (if such components exist in a given), these last components are absorbed into the unbounded one and the corresponding zeros of pass
Figure 4. The zeros of and those of its first two derivatives for.
to the right of it. For r big enough all the zeros of from the strip will be at the right of the unbounded component of the pre-image of the circle. That value of r depends on.
The points where two components of the pre-image of a circle touch each other are the zeros of. A complete binary tree can be formed having as leaves the zeros of and as internal nodes these touching points. It is known from the graph theory that if a complete binary tree has m leaves then it has exactly internal nodes. This proves that has zeros in. The zeros of the second derivative are obtained in a similar way, yet since, there will be m components of the pre-image by of the circle for r small enough, even if there are only zeros of. One of these components contains no such a zero. These components touch each other at the zeros of and by the previous analysis there should be zeros of. The same procedure can be applied to derivatives of any higher order and the theorem is completely proved.
Figure 5 portraying the pre-image of the real axis by the Riemann Zeta function and by its derivative shows that their -strips and their fundamental domains overlap, but they do not completely coincide (see ). However, the
Figure 5. The pre-image of the real axis by and.
integral (8) gives the same value for as
since if is the corresponding strip of the integral on is zero, by Cauchy Theorem. The same is true for the integrals on the boundaries of the corresponding fundamental domains of the two functions.
6. Extension of Cauchy Integral Formula to Fundamental Domains of Modular Function
By the Riemann mapping theorem there is a unique analytic function mapping conformally the domain D bounded by the half lines, , and the half circle onto the upper half plane such that, and. The function can be continued by symmetry into the upper half plane as in Figure 6.
The symmetric domain of D with respect to the imaginary axis is mapped conformally by onto the lower half plane and is mapped conformally onto the whole complex plane with the slit, alongside the real axis, hence is a fundamental domain of. In fact the union any two adjacent domains bounded by the half circles above (the half lines can be considered half circles too!) and the common half circle is a fundamental domain of. For example is mapped conformally by onto the whole complex plane with the slit and is mapped conformally by onto the
Figure 6. Continuation by symmetry of the modular function.
whole complex plane with the slit etc. So, Figure 6 exhibits a partition of the upper half plane into fundamental domains of. Each one of these half circles ends up into a singular point of, therefore these singular points form a dense subset of the real axis, which implies that cannot be continued across the real axis and its full domain of definition is the upper half plane.
The way the function has been constructed implies that for every s in the upper half plane we have and and then (see , page 280) uniformly with respect to. Hence the part of the pre-image by of the circle included in is an arc:, , where uniformly with respect to. In particular, denoting by the inverse of in, we have as.
On the other hand, the part of the pre-image by of the circle included in is formed for r big enough with two arcs and such that for we have as and for we have as. Let us denote by the part of obtained by removing the pre-image of the set.
Theorem 4. For any fundamental domain of the function and any point we have:
Proof: Let us deal first with the fundamental domain
. By isolating the point with a small circle and the point with a big circle and by removing from the pre-image of the disc and of the exterior of the disc we obtain a bounded domain for which the Cauchy integral formula is applicable: for any we have. Taking and having in view the Cauchy theorem we conclude that and since, we can set and get (11).
Now, if we take for example and proceed similarly, the new is the part of the pre-image of the circle included in D, hence again.
and the extension of the Cauchy integral formula is true for the new unbounded domain. We are brought to the same conclusion when.
This theorem tells us that the modular function is completely determined by its real values and by the values on the pre-image of an arbitrary big circle centered at the origin.
7. Extension of Cauchy Integral Formula to the Fundamental Domains of the Exponential Function
It is known that the horizontal strips bounded by consecutive lines are fundamental domains of the exponential function. The function maps conformally each one of these strips onto the complex plane with the slit alongside the positive real half axis. The pre-image by of the circle is the vertical line and if we denote by the intersection of this line with any fundamental domain of then and at the limit as we get an indetermination of the form. Thus might be divergent. However, we can prove:
Theorem 5. For any fundamental domain of and for any positive number r, if we denote we have
where is an arbitrary point of.
Proof: The intersection of the pre-image by of the annulus and is a bounded domain and for every we have
In order to obtain (12) it will be enough to show that, where is. This integral is and since the integrand is bounded and we obtain at the limit the formula (12).
8. The Case of Trigonometric Functions
We illustrate this case by dealing with the function (see , page 51). for which the fundamental domains are vertical half strips determined by the lines, and, symmetric of with respect to the real axis. They are mapped conformally by the function onto the complex plane with a slit alongside the interval. For, the pre-image of the circle is the curve of equation. An elementary computation shows that this equation is equivalent to. This show that in Ωj and in and when, respectively when. Hence the pre-image of the circle is formed with two sinusoidal curves symmetric with respect to the real axis. Moreover, in and in uniformly with respect to x when is on either one of these curves. Let us denote by the part of this pre-image situated in. We would like to evaluate. For every domain there is an analytic function such that. Then making the change of variable in this integral we get.
Let us notice that and we need to chose the sine minus in the last term since if to corresponds then to corresponds, hence is an odd function of.
By making the change of variable, we get
When r is big enough the term varies very little as varies from to. Assuming a constant instead of this term, what it remains to integrate between and is an odd function, hence the integral is zero. This doesn’t necessarily mean that. However, the previous remark justifies the conjecture that this limit is true and therefore the Cauchy integral formula extends to the boundaries of the fundamental domains of the function.
9. Extension of Cauchy Integral Formula to the Fundamental Domains of the Weierstrass Function
The Weierstrass function is defined (see , page 272) by the formula
where the sum ranges over all, where with and arbitrary complex numbers having non real ratio. It is known that is a doubly periodic function with the periods and. Hence it is sufficient to know the values of into the (fundamental) parallelogram determined by and in order to be able to find its values anywhere in the complex plane. The series (15) converges uniformly and absolutely on any compact subset of which does not contain points, therefore it is a meromorphic function in the complex plane. The points are double poles for and hence they are triple poles for.
It can be easily shown that. Moreover, since, by denoting, we have, thus z and are symmetric with respect to the center of the fundamental parallelogram, hence if we know the values of in one of the triangles determined by a diagonal of the parallelogram, then we know its values in the whole parallelogram. Also, takes the same value at points symmetric with respect to the middle of each one of the sides of this triangle. Since the function is univalent in the triangle and maps each side two to one onto some curve originating in the image of the middle of the respective side and going to infinity (the ends of each side being poles) we conclude that these triangles are fundamental domains of. Let us denote, and. Then maps conformally every fundamental triangle onto the whole complex plane with infinite slits originating at and. Figure 7 illustrates this situation. It shows also that each one of the domains is mapped conformally onto the corresponding domain with two sides of going onto the slits. From the
Figure 7. Fundamental triangle of and its conformal mapping.
differential equation of (see , page 278) is obvious that, which implies that the triangle with vertices contains the origin, hence has a zero in the domain and, obviously another one in the symmetric domain with respect to (These might have been unknown facts until now!).
Theorem 6. The Cauchy integral formula can be extended to any fundamental domain of the Weierstrass function .
Proof: For r big enough the circle is intersecting every slit of and the pre-image by of the domain is formed with infinitely many connected open sets covering each one a vertex of the period parallelograms. The function is analytic on the complementary set of this pre-image. In particular, the Cauchy integral formula is applicable to any fundamental triangle from which that pre-image has been removed. If we denote by such a set, then we have:
for every. Due to the univalence of in, it has an inverse function defined in the disc. Thus,. With the change of variable, the integral on the part of belonging to the pre-image of the circle becomes
Since the points are triple poles the term tends to infinity as fast as when therefore the integrand in (18) tends to zero as. If we denote by any fundamental domain of, then this limit guarantees the absolute convergence of the improper integral and the fact that for every we have:
which represents the extension of Cauchy integral formula to the fundamental domains of the Weierstrass function. It asserts that the function is completely determined by its values on the boundary of any fundamental triangle.
Theorem 7. For any fundamental domain of and for every point the value of an arbitrary derivative at is given by the formula:
Proof: Since the integral (18) converges absolutely, we can differentiate term by term in (18) with respect to as many times as we want and we obtain the first equality in (19). For the second equality we write (17) with instead and notice that the corresponding term in (17) still tends to zero as. Then a formula similar to (18) is true with replaced by, hence the improper integral converges absolutely and we obtain the second equality in (19).
10. An Integral Formula for the Weierstrass ζ-Function
Weierstrass denoted the antiderivative of (which is defined up to an additive constant) by. Therefore and if we normalize it so that it is odd (see , page 273) we get. The series converges absolutely and uniformly on every compact set which does not contain any period point. We obtain by integrating on any path that does not pass trough the poles the function from to z, where we can take such that. Then having in view (18) we can write:
The concept of fundamental domain, as defined by Ahlfors (see , page 99), is crucial in understanding the geometry of the mappings by analytic functions. We realized that the Cauchy integral formula can be extended to the boundary of such a domain. However, this extension cannot be performed for an arbitrary analytic function and the process requires specific treatment for specific classes of such functions. We selected in this paper classes of functions we thought to be the most representative. The selection is far from exhaustive and a lot of work remains to be done.
We thank Aneta Costin for her support with technical matters.
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