Entire Function

If a complex function is analytic at all finite points of the complex plane C, then it is said to be entire, sometimes also called "integral" (Knopp 1996, p. 112).

Any polynomial a_nz^n+a_(n-1)z^(n-1)+...+a_0 is entire.

Examples of specific entire functions are given in the following table.

Liouville's boundedness theorem states that a bounded entire function must be a constant function.

See also

Analytic Function, Finite Order, Hadamard Factorization Theorem, Holomorphic Function, Liouville's Boundedness Theorem, Meromorphic Function, Weierstrass Product Theorem

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Knopp, K. "Entire Transcendental Functions." Ch. 9 in Theory of Functions Parts I and II, Two Volumes Bound as One, Part I. New York: Dover, pp. 112-116, 1996.Krantz, S. G. "Entire Functions and Liouville's Theorem." §3.1.3 in Handbook of Complex Variables. Boston, MA: Birkhäuser, pp. 31-32, 1999.

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