Almost-periodic analytic function

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An analytic function $f(s)$,, regular in a strip , and expandable into a series

where the are complex and the are real numbers. A real number is called an -almost-period of if for all points of the strip the inequality

holds. An almost-periodic analytic function is an analytic function that is regular in a strip and possesses a relatively-dense set of -almost-periods for every . An almost-periodic analytic function on a closed strip is defined similarly. An almost-periodic analytic function on a strip is a uniformly almost-periodic function of the real variable on every straight line in the strip and it is bounded in , i.e. on any interior strip. If a function , regular in a strip , is a uniformly almost-periodic function on at least one line in the strip, then boundedness of in implies its almost-periodicity on the entire strip . Consequently, the theory of almost-periodic analytic functions turns out to be a theory analogous to that of almost-periodic functions of a real variable (cf. almost-periodic function). Therefore, many important results of the latter theory can be easily carried over to almost-periodic analytic functions: the uniqueness theorem, Parseval's equality, rules of operation with Dirichlet series, the approximation theorem, and several other theorems.


[1] H. Bohr, "Almost-periodic functions" , Chelsea, reprint (1947) (Translated from German)
[2] B.M. Levitan, "Almost-periodic functions" , Moscow (1953) pp. Chapt. 7 (In Russian)


The hyphen between almost and periodic is sometimes dropped.


[a1] C. Corduneanu, "Almost periodic functions" , Interscience (1961) pp. Chapt. 3
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This article was adapted from an original article by E.A. Bredikhina (originator), which appeared in Encyclopedia of Mathematics - ISBN 1402006098. See original article