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Abstract and Applied Analysis
Volume 2012, Article ID 450318, 13 pages
Research Article

Coefficient Conditions for Starlikeness of Nonnegative Order

School of Mathematical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 USM, Penang, Malaysia

Received 9 October 2012; Accepted 25 November 2012

Academic Editor: Graziano Crasta

Copyright © 2012 Rosihan M. Ali et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Sufficient conditions on a sequence of nonnegative numbers are obtained that ensures is starlike of nonnegative order in the unit disk. A result of Vietoris on trigonometric sums is extended in this pursuit. Conditions for close to convexity and convexity in the direction of the imaginary axis are also established. These results are applied to investigate the starlikeness of functions involving the Gaussian hypergeometric functions.