`International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical SciencesVolume 2012, Article ID 362312, 21 pageshttp://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/362312`
Research Article

## Properties of Certain Subclass of Multivalent Functions with Negative Coefficients

1Department of Mathematics, Chifeng University, Inner Mongolia, Chifeng 024000, China
2School of Mathematical Sciences, Dalian University of Technology, Liaoning 116024, China

Received 26 December 2011; Revised 26 March 2012; Accepted 27 March 2012

Copyright © 2012 Jingyu Yang and Shuhai Li. 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.

#### Abstract

Making use of a linear operator, which is defined by the Hadamard product, we introduce and study a subclass of the class . In this paper, we obtain the coefficient inequality, distortion theorem, radius of convexity and starlikeness, neighborhood property, modified convolution properties of this class. Furthermore, an application of fractional calculus operator is given. The results are presented here would provide extensions of some earlier works. Several new results are also obtained.

#### 1. Introduction

Let denote the class of functions which are analytic and -valent in the open unit disc on the complex plane .

We denote by and the subclass of -valent starlike functions and the subclass of -valent convex functions, respectively, that is, (see for details [1, 2])

A function is said to be analytic starlike of order if it satisfies for some and for all .

Further, a function is said to be analytic convex of order if it satisfies for some and for all .

For and , the Hadamard product (or convolution) is defined by

The linear operator is defined as follows (see Saitoh [3]): and is defined by where is the pochharmmer symbol defined (in terms of the Gamma function) by

The operator was studied recently by Srivastava and Patel [4]. It is easily verified from (1.6) and (1.7) that

Moreover, for , where denotes the Ruscheweyh derivative of a function of order (see [5]).

Aouf, Silverman and Srivastava [6] introduced the class of by use of linear operator , further investigated the properties of this class. In [7], SokóŁ investigated several properties of the linear Aouf-Silverman-Srivastava operator and furthermore obtained the corresponding characterizations of multivalent analytic functions which were studied by Aouf et al. in paper [6]. The properties of multivalent functions with negative coefficients were studied in [810]. References [11, 12] gave the results of the univalent function with negative coefficients.

In this paper, we will use operator to define a new subclass of as follows.

For and for the parameters such that we say that a function is in the class if it satisfies the following subordination: or equivalently, if the following inequality holds true:

From the above definition, we can imply that the function class in [6] is the special case of in our present paper because .

Since , then, like [6], we have the following subclasses which were studied in many earlier works:(1)(Aouf and Darwish [8]),(2)(Shukla and Dashrath [9]),(3)(Lee et al. [10]),(4)(Gupta and Jain [11]),(5) (Uralegaddi and Sarangi [12]).

The purpose of this paper is to give various properties of class . We extend the results of basic paper [6].

#### 2. Necessary and Sufficient Condition for

Theorem 2.1. Let the function be given by (1.1), then if and only if where

Proof. For the sufficient condition, let , we have then By the maximum modulus theorem, for any , we have this implies .
For necessary condition, let be given by (1.1), then from (1.13) and (2.6), we find that
Now, since for all , we have We choose value of on the real axis so that the expression is real.
Then, we have
Letting throughout real values in (2.10), we get So we have it is This completes the proof of the theorem.

Corollary 2.2. Let the function be given by (1.1). If then The result is sharp for the function given by

#### 3. Distortion Inequality of Class

Theorem 3.1. If a function defined by (1.1) is in the class , then The result is sharp for the function given by

Proof. Since , then
From , using Theorem 2.1, we have which readily yields By (3.3) and (3.5), we can imply (3.1).

#### 4. Radius of Starlikeness and Convexity

Theorem 4.1. Let the function defined by (1.1) be in the class . Then, is starlike of in where and is defined by (2.1).

Proof. We must show that Since to prove (4.1), it is sufficient to prove It is equivalent to
By Theorem 2.1, we have hence (4.5) will be true if It is equivalent to This completes the proof.

Theorem 4.2. Let the function defined by (1.1) be in the class . Then, is convex of in where and is defined by (2.1).

Proof. It sufficient to show that Since to prove (4.9), it is sufficient to prove It is equivalent to
By Theorem 2.1, we have hence (4.13) will be true if It is equivalent to This completes the proof.

#### 5. δ-Neighborhood of

Based on the earlier works by Aouf et al. [6], Altintas et al. [1315], and Aouf [16], we introduce the -neighborhood of a function of the form (1.1) and present the relationship between -neighborhood and corresponding function class.

Definition 5.1. For , the -neighborhood of a function is defined as follows: where

Theorem 5.2. Let the function defined by (1.1) be in the class . Then, This result is the best possible in the sense that cannot be increased.

Proof. Let , then by Theorem 2.1, we have which is equivalent to
For any we find from (5.1) that By (5.5) and (5.7), we get By Theorem 2.1, it implies that .
To show the sharpness of the assertion of Theorem 5.2, we consider the functions and given by where
Since so .
But by Theorem 2.1.

#### 6. Properties Associated with Modified Hadamard Product

Following early works by Aouf et al. in [6], we provide the properties of modified Hadamard product of .

For the function the modified Hadamard product of the functions and was denoted by and defined as follows:

Theorem 6.1. Let given by (6.1) be in the class , then where The result is sharp for the functions given by

Proof. By Theorem 2.1, we need to find the largest such that
Since , then we see that
By Cauchy-Schwartz inequality, we obtain
This implies that we only need to show that or equivalently that
By making use of the inequality (6.8), it is sufficient to prove that From (6.11), we have
Define the function by We see that is an increasing function of . Therefore, we conclude that
By using arguments similar to those in the proof of Theorem 6.1, we can derive the following result.

Theorem 6.2. Let defined by (6.1) be in the class , defined by (6.1) be in the class , then where The result is sharp for the functions given by

Theorem 6.3. Let defined by (6.1) be in the class , then the function defined by belongs to the class where This result is sharp for the functions given by (6.5).

Proof. By Theorem 2.1, we want to find the largest such that
Since , we readily see that
From (6.21), we have then we have
From (6.23), if we want to prove (6.20), it is sufficient to prove there exists the largest such that that is
Now we define by We see that is an increasing function of . Therefore, we conclude that which completes the proof of Theorem 6.1.

#### 7. Application of Fractional Calculus Operator

References [1719] have studied the fractional calculus operators extensively. In this part, we only investigate the application of fractional calculus operator which was defined by [6] in the class of .

Definition 7.1 (see [6]). The fractional integral of order is defined, for a function , by where the function is analytic in a simply connected domain of the complex z-plane containing the origin and the multiplicity of is removed by requiring to be real when .

Definition 7.2 (see [6]). The fractional integral of order is defined, for a function , by where the function is constrained, the multiplicity of is removed as in Definition 7.1.

In our investigation, we will use the operators defined by (cf, [2022]) as well as for which it is well known that (see [23]) in terms of Gamma.

Lemma 7.3 (see Chen et al. [18]). For a function , provided that no zeros appear in the denominators in (7.5).

Remark 7.4. Throughout this section, we assume further that .

Theorem 7.5. Let function defined by (1.1) be in the class , then , each of the assertions is sharp.

Proof. Since then
Let is defined by where
Since is a decreasing function of when , we get since , by Theorem 2.1, we get
It is that then