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International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 8, Issue 2, Pages 247-256

Function theory for a beltrami algebra

Department of Mathematics, The Florida State University, Tallahassee 32306, Florida, USA

Received 16 July 1984

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Complex functions are investigated which are solutions of an elliptic system of partial differential equations associated with a real parameter function. The functions f associated with a particualr parameter function g on a domain D form a Beltrami algebra denoted by the pair (D,g) and a function theory is developed in this algebra. A strong conformality property holds for all functions in a (D,g) algebra. For g|z|=r the algebra (D,r) is that of the analytic functions.