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International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 14 (1991), Issue 4, Pages 625-638

Finite-infinite range inequalities in the complex plane

Department of Mathematics, California State University, Los Angeles 90032, California, USA

Received 23 April 1990

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Let EC be closed, ω be a suitable weight function on E, σ be a positive Borel measure on E. We discuss the conditions on ω and σ which ensure the existence of a fixed compact subset K of E with the following property. For any p, 0<P, there exist positive constants c1, c2 depending only on E, ω, σ and p such that for every integer n1 and every polynomial P of degree at most n, E\K|ωnP|pdσc1exp(c2n)K|ωnP|pdσ. In particular, we shall show that the support of a certain extremal measure is, in some sense, the smallest set K which works. The conditions on σ are formulated in terms of certain localized Christoffel functions related to σ.