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International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 20, Issue 3, Pages 503-510

Some properties and characterizations of A-normal functions

Department of Mathematics, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China

Received 11 January 1994; Revised 23 October 1995

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Let M be the set of all functions meromorphic on D={z:|z|<1}. For a(0,1], a function fM is called a-normal function of bounded (vanishing) type or fNa(N0a), if supzD(1|z|)af#(z)< (lim|z|1(1|z|)af#(z)=0). In this paper we not only show the discontinuity of Na and N0a relative to containment as a varies, which shows 0<a<1NaUBC0, but also give several characterizations of Na and N0a which are real extensions for characterizations of N and N0.