Bulletin of the Belgian Mathematical Society - Simon Stevin

On Weierstrass' monsters in the disc algebra

L. Bernal-González, J. López-Salazar, and J.B. Seoane-Sepúlveda

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Let $\Omega$ be a Jordan domain in the complex plane whose boundary is piecewise analytic, and let $A(\Omega )$ be the algebra of all holomorphic functions on $\Omega$ that are continuous up to the boundary. We prove the existence of dense linear subspaces and of infinitely generated subalgebras in $A(\Omega )$ all of whose nonzero members are, in a strong sense, not differentiable at almost any point of the boundary. We also obtain infinite-dimensional closed subspaces consisting of functions that are not differentiable at any point of a dense subset of the boundary. In the case of the unit disc, those dense linear subspaces can be found with their functions being nowhere differentiable in the unit circle.

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Bull. Belg. Math. Soc. Simon Stevin, Volume 25, Number 2 (2018), 241-262.

First available in Project Euclid: 27 June 2018

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Primary: 30H50: Algebras of analytic functions
Secondary: 15A03: Vector spaces, linear dependence, rank 26A27: Nondifferentiability (nondifferentiable functions, points of nondifferentiability), discontinuous derivatives 46E10: Topological linear spaces of continuous, differentiable or analytic functions

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Bernal-González, L.; López-Salazar, J.; Seoane-Sepúlveda, J.B. On Weierstrass' monsters in the disc algebra. Bull. Belg. Math. Soc. Simon Stevin 25 (2018), no. 2, 241--262. doi:10.36045/bbms/1530065012. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.bbms/1530065012

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