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Subordination and Superordination on Schwarzian Derivatives

Journal of Inequalities and Applications20082008:712328

DOI: 10.1155/2008/712328

Received: 4 September 2008

Accepted: 30 October 2008

Published: 10 November 2008

Abstract

Let the functions be analytic and let be analytic univalent in the unit disk. Using the methods of differential subordination and superordination, sufficient conditions involving the Schwarzian derivative of a normalized analytic function are obtained so that either or . As applications, sufficient conditions are determined relating the Schwarzian derivative to the starlikeness or convexity of .

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
School of Mathematical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
(2)
Department of Mathematics, University of Delhi
(3)
Department of Mathematics, Rajah Serfoji Government College

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© Rosihan M. Ali et al. 2008

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