Ukrainian Mathematical Journal

, Volume 62, Issue 3, pp 358–372 | Cite as

On Hankel determinants of functions given by their expansions in P-fractions

  • V. I. Buslaev

We obtain explicit formulas that express the Hankel determinants of functions given by their expansions in continued P-fractions in terms of the parameters of the fraction. As a corollary, we obtain a lower bound for the capacity of the set of singular points of these functions, an analog of the van Vleck theorem for P-fractions with limit-periodic coefficients, another proof of the Gonchar theorem on the Leighton conjecture, and an upper bound for the radius of the disk of meromorphy of a function given by a C-fraction.


Singular Point Meromorphic Function Continue Fraction Continue Fraction Expansion Nondecreasing Sequence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. I. Buslaev
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  1. 1.Steklov Mathematical InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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