Bulletin of the Belgian Mathematical Society - Simon Stevin

Value distribution of p-adic meromorphic functions

Kamal Boussaf and Jacqueline Ojeda

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Let $K$ be an algebraically closed field of characteristic $0$, complete with respect to an ultrametric absolute value. Let $f$ be a transcendental meromorphic function in $K$. We prove that if all zeroes and poles are of order $\geq 2$, then $f$ has no Picard exceptional value different from zero. More generally, if all zeroes and poles are of order $\geq k\geq 3$, then $f^{(k-2)}$ has no exceptional value different from zero. Similarly, a result of this kind is obtained for the $k-th$ derivative when the zeroes of $f $ are at least of order $m$ and the poles of order $n$, such that $mn>m+n+kn$. If $f$ admits a sequence of zeroes $a_n$ such that the open disk containing $a_n$, of diameter $|a_n|$ contains no pole, then $f$ and all its derivatives assume each non-zero value infinitely often. Several corollaries apply to the Hayman conjecture in the non-solved cases. Similar results are obtained concerning ''unbounded '' meromorphic functions inside an ''open'' disk.

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Bull. Belg. Math. Soc. Simon Stevin, Volume 18, Number 4 (2011), 667-678.

First available in Project Euclid: 8 November 2011

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Primary: 12J25: Non-Archimedean valued fields [See also 30G06, 32P05, 46S10, 47S10]
Secondary: 46S10: Functional analysis over fields other than $R$ or $C$ or the quaternions; non-Archimedean functional analysis [See also 12J25, 32P05]

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Boussaf, Kamal; Ojeda, Jacqueline. Value distribution of p-adic meromorphic functions. Bull. Belg. Math. Soc. Simon Stevin 18 (2011), no. 4, 667--678. doi:10.36045/bbms/1320763129. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.bbms/1320763129

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