AMApplied Mathematics2152-7385Scientific Research Publishing10.4236/am.2017.83027AM-74883ArticlesPhysics&Mathematics New Result for Strongly Starlike Functions R.O. Ayinla1*T.O. Opoola2Department of Mathematics, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, NigeriaDepartment of Statistics and Mathematical Sciences, Kwara State University, Malete, Nigeria* E-mail:rasheed.ayinla@kwasu.edu.ng(ROA);03032017080332432812, January 201721, March 2017 24, March 2017© Copyright 2014 by authors and Scientific Research Publishing Inc. 2014This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution International License (CC BY). http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

In this paper, using Salagean differential operator, we define and investigate a new subclass of univalent functions . We also establish a characterization property for functions belonging to the class .

Strongly Starlike Functions Strongly Convex Functions Salagean Differential Operator
1. Introduction

Let A be the class of functions of the form

f ( z ) = z + ∑ k = 2 ∞ a k z k (1)

which are analytic in the unit disk U = { z ∈ C : | z | < 1 } . A function f ( z ) ∈ A is said to be starlike of order α if and only if

Re { z f ′ ( z ) f ( z ) } > α , 0 ≤ α < 1 ( z ∈ U ) (2)

We denote by S ∗ ( α ) the subclass of A consisting of functions which are starlike of order α in U .

Also, a function f ( z ) ∈ A is said to be convex of order α if and only if

Re { 1 + z f ″ ( z ) f ′ ( z ) } > α , 0 ≤ α < 1 ( z ∈ U ) (3)

We denote by C ( α ) the subclass of A consisting of functions which are convex of order α in U .

If f ( z ) ∈ A satisfies

| arg ( z f ′ ( z ) f ( z ) − α ) | < π β 2 , 0 ≤ α < 1 , 0 < β ≤ 1 , ( z ∈ U ) (4)

then f ( z ) is said to be strongly starlike of order β and type α in U , denoted by  .

If f ( z ) ∈ A satisfies

| arg ( 1 + z f ″ ( z ) f ′ ( z ) − α ) | < π β 2 , 0 ≤ α < 1 , 0 < β ≤ 1 , ( z ∈ U ) (5)

then f ( z ) is said to be strongly convex of order β and type α in U , denoted by C α ( β )  .

The following lemma is needed to derive our result for class S α n ( β ) .

Lemma (1)     . Let a function p ( z ) be analytic in U , p ( 0 ) = 1 and p ( z ) ≠ 0 ( z ∈ U ) , if there exists a point z 0 ∈ U such that

| arg ( p ( z ) ) | < π β 2 ( | z | < | z 0 | ) and | arg ( p ( z 0 ) ) | = π β 2 with 0 < β ≤ 1 , then

z 0 p ′ ( z 0 ) p ( z 0 ) = i k β (6)

where

k ≥ 1 2 ( a + 1 a ) ( when arg ( p ( z 0 ) ) ) = π β 2

k ≤ − 1 2 ( a + 1 a ) ( when arg ( p ( z 0 ) ) ) = − π β 2

And p ( z 0 ) 1 β = ± i a ( a > 0 ) .

Definition 1. A function f ( z ) ∈ A is said to be in the class S α n ( β ) if

| arg ( D n + 1 f ( z ) D n f ( z ) − α ) | < π β 2 , ( z ∈ U ) (7)

For some α , 0 ≤ α < 1 , n ∈ N 0 = N ∪ { 0 } 0 < β ≤ 1 .

Remark

When n = 0 then S α n ( β ) is the class studied by  .

Definition 2. For functions f ( z ) ∈ A the Salagean differential operator  is D n : A → A

D 0 f ( z ) = f ( z ) , D 1 f ( z ) = z f ′ ( z ) , ⋯ D n f ( z ) = D [ D n − 1 f ( z ) ] , n = 0 , 1 , 2 , 3 , ⋯

The main focus of this work is to provide a characterization property for the class of functions belonging to the class S α n ( β ) .

2. Main Result

Theorem 1. If f ( z ) ∈ A satisfies

( i ) D n + 1 f ( z ) D n f ( z ) ≠ 1 2 ( i i ) | D n + 2 f ( z ) / D n + 1 f ( z ) D n + 1 f ( z ) / D n f ( z ) − 1 | < β 2 , ( z ∈ U )

for some β , 0 < β ≤ 1 , n ∈ N 0 = N ∪ { 0 } , then f ( z ) ∈ S 1 2 n ( β )

Proof. Let

p ( z ) = 2 D n + 1 f ( z ) D n f ( z ) − 1 , n ∈ N 0 n = 0 , 1 , 2 , ⋯ (8)

Taking the logarithmic differentiation in both sides of Equation (8), we have

p ′ ( z ) p ( z ) = [ D n f ( z ) 2 ( D n + 1 f ( z ) ) ′ − 2 D n + 1 f ( z ) [ D n f ( z ) ] ′ [ D n f ( z ) ] 2 ] [ D n f ( z ) 2 D n + 1 f ( z ) − D n f ( z ) ] = [ D n f ( z ) 2 ( D n + 1 f ( z ) ) ′ − 2 D n + 1 f ( z ) [ D n f ( z ) ] ′ D n f ( z ) ] [ 1 2 D n + 1 f ( z ) − D n f ( z ) ] = 2 ( D n + 1 f ( z ) ) ′ D n f ( z ) p ( z ) − 2 D n + 1 f ( z ) [ D n f ( z ) ] ′ [ D n f ( z ) ] 2 p ( z ) (9)

Multiply Equation (9) through by p ( z ) , to get

p ′ ( z ) = 2 ( D n + 1 f ( z ) ) ′ D n f ( z ) − 2 D n + 1 f ( z ) ( D n f ( z ) ) ′ ( D n f ( z ) ) 2 (10)

Multiply Equation (10) by z to obtain

z p ′ ( z ) = 2 z ( D n + 1 f ( z ) ) ′ D n f ( z ) − 2 D n + 1 f ( z ) z ( D n f ( z ) ) ′ ( D n f ( z ) ) 2 = 2 ( D n + 2 f ( z ) ) D n f ( z ) − ( 1 + p ( z ) ) 2 2 (11)

Multiply Equation (11) through by 2 and divide through by ( 1 + p ( z ) ) 2 to give

2 z p ′ ( z ) ( 1 + p ( z ) ) 2 = 4 ( D n + 2 f ( z ) ) D n f ( z ) ( 1 + p ( z ) ) 2 − 1 (12)

Multiplying Equation (12) by D n + 1 f ( z ) D n f ( z ) = 1 + p ( z ) 2 , and further simplifica-

tion, we obtain

D n + 1 f ( z ) D n f ( z ) ( 1 + 2 z p ′ ( z ) ( 1 + p ( z ) ) 2 ) = D n + 2 f ( z ) D n + 1 f ( z ) , z ∈ U , n ∈ N 0 (13)

therefore,

D n + 2 f ( z ) / D n + 1 f ( z ) D n + 1 f ( z ) / D n f ( z ) = 1 + 2 z p ′ ( z ) ( 1 + p ( z ) ) 2 (14)

If ∃ a point z 0 ∈ U which satisfies | arg p ( z ) | < π β 2 ( | z | < | z 0 | ) and

| arg p ( z 0 ) | = π β 2

then by lemma 

z 0 p ′ ( z 0 ) p ( z 0 ) = i k β

k ≥ 1 2 ( a + 1 a ) and p ( z 0 ) = a β e i π β 2 or p ( z 0 ) = a β e − i β 2 ( a > 0 )

Now,

| D n + 2 f ( z 0 ) / D n + 1 f ( z 0 ) D n + 1 f ( z 0 ) D n f ( z 0 ) − 1 | = 2 k β | p ( z 0 ) ( 1 + p ( z 0 ) ) 2 | ≥ 2 β 1 2 ( a + 1 a ) | p ( z 0 ) | | ( 1 + p ( z 0 ) ) 2 | (15)

Since,

1 | ( 1 + p ( z 0 ) ) 2 | ≥ 1 1 + 2 | p ( z 0 ) | + | p ( z 0 ) 2 | (16)

| D n + 2 f ( z 0 ) / D n + 1 f ( z 0 ) D n + 1 f ( z 0 ) / D n f ( z 0 ) − 1 | ≥ β ( a + 1 a ) | p ( z 0 ) | 1 + 2 | p ( z 0 ) | + | p ( z 0 ) | 2 (17)

But p ( z 0 ) = a β e i π β 2 , a > 0 ⇒ | p ( z 0 ) | = a β = β ( a + 1 a ) a β 1 + 2 a β + a 2 β = ( a + 1 a ) β a − β + 2 + a β

Let

S ( a ) = a + 1 a a − β + 2 + a β

then

S ′ ( a ) = 2 ( a 2 − 1 ) + ( 1 − β ) a − β ( a 2 ( 1 + β ) − 1 ) + ( 1 + β ) a β ( a 2 ( 1 − β ) − 1 ) a 2 ( a β + 2 + a − β ) 2 (18)

Hence, S ′ ( a ) = 0 ⇒ a = 1 .

It implies that

S ′ ( a ) < 0 when 0 < a < 1 and S ′ ( a ) > 0 when a > 1 , hence , a = 1 is a minimum

point of S ( a ) ⋅ S ( 1 ) = 1 2 .

Therefore, we have that

| D n + 2 f ( z ) f ( z 0 ) / D n + 1 f ( z 0 ) D n + 1 f ( z 0 ) / D n f ( z 0 ) − 1 | ≥ β 2 , n ∈ N 0 , z ∈ U (19)

which contradicts the condition of the theorem.

Hence, it is concluded from lemma  that

| arg p ( z ) | = | arg ( D n + 1 f ( z ) D n f ( z ) − 1 2 ) | < π β 2 , z ∈ U , n ∈ N 0 (20)

so that

f ( z ) ∈ S 1 2 n ( β ) .

Acknowledgements

The authors wish to thank the referees for their useful suggestions that lead to improvement of the quality of the work in this paper.

Cite this paper

Ayinla, R.O. and Opoola, T.O. (2017) New Result for Strong- ly Starlike Functions. Applied Mathematics, 8, 324-328. https://doi.org/10.4236/am.2017.83027

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