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On a class of interpolation series

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  14 November 2011

Einar Hille
La Jolla, California 92037, U.S.A.


This paper deals with a class of interpolation series of the form

called R-series. It is equiconvergent with the Dirichlet series

If the nth Legendre polynomial for the interval (0,1) is denoted by (−1)nLn(t), then the bilinear formula

serves as generating function for the Rn(z). It also leads in easy steps to R-series expansions for rational functions.

Lagrange [7] has shown that a function holomorphic and of finite rate of growth in a right half-plane can be expanded in an R-series whose abscissa of convergence is limited by the rate of growth of f(z). The converse problem is attacked in Theorem 2 below where it is shown that

Research Article
Copyright © Royal Society of Edinburgh 1979

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