# Variation-parametric method

A method which is a synthesis of Goluzin's method of variations (cf. Internal variations, method of) and Loewner's parametric representation method for the important subclass of univalent functions of class $S$ mapping the disc $E = \{ {z } : {| z | < 1 } \}$ onto domains obtained from the plane $\mathbf C _ {w}$ by cutting along piecewise-continuous arcs. This synthesis is obtained by a special variation which, in the simplest case of one Jordan cut, is determined by the following theorem. Let the function $w = f ( z) \in S$ map $E$ onto the domain $B( 0)$ obtained from ${\overline{\mathbf C}\; } _ {w}$ by performing the cut

$$L = \{ {w } : {w = \phi ( t), 0 \leq t \leq \infty } \} ,\ \ \phi ( \infty ) = \infty ,$$

where $\phi ( t)$ is continuous, while the domain $B( \tau ) = {\overline{\mathbf C}\; } _ {w} \setminus L ( \tau )$, where $L( \tau ) = \{ {w } : {w = \phi ( t), 0 \leq \tau \leq t \leq \infty } \}$, is simply connected. A parametrization of the cut $L$ may be considered such that the function $z = F( w, \tau )$, $F( 0, \tau ) = 0$, associated to $f( z)$, which univalently and conformally maps $B( \tau )$ onto $E$, is normalized by the condition $F _ {w} ^ { \prime } ( 0, \tau ) = e ^ {- \tau }$. Let $\Psi ( z, \tau )$ denote the function inverse to $F( w, \tau )$ for a fixed $\tau$. Then, for all points $z _ {k} \in E$, ( $k = 1 \dots n$; $n = 1, 2 ,\dots$) and for all constants $A _ {k}$, there exists a function $f _ {*} ( z)$ in $S$ which may be represented in the form

$$f _ {*} ( z) = f ( z) +$$

$$+ \lambda \sum _ {k = 1 } ^ { n } \left [ 2A _ {k} H ^ {2} ( z _ {k} , \tau ) \frac{f ^ {2} ( z) }{f ( z) - \Psi ( z _ {k} , \tau ) } \right . +$$

$$+ \left . A _ {k} K ( z, \tau , z _ {k} ) + A bar _ {k} K \left ( z, \tau , \frac{1}{\overline{z}\; _ {k} } \right ) \right ] + \gamma ( \lambda , E).$$

Here

$$K ( z, \tau , \zeta ) = \ \frac{F ( f ( z), \tau ) }{F _ {w} ^ { \prime } ( f ( z), \tau ) } \cdot \frac{\zeta + F ( f ( z), \tau ) }{\zeta - F ( f ( z), \tau ) } - f ( z),$$

$$H ( z, \tau ) = \frac{z \Psi _ {z} ^ \prime ( z, \tau ) }{\Psi ( z, \tau ) } ,$$

and $\gamma ( \lambda , E)$ is a holomorphic function in $E$, the limit of which with respect to $\lambda$ uniformly tends to zero inside $E$ as $\lambda \rightarrow 0$( $\lambda > 0$).

If, in the course of study of extremal problems in $S$, use is made of the special variation mentioned above and of Loewner's equation

$$\frac{d \zeta }{d \tau } = \ - \zeta \frac{\mu ( \tau ) + \zeta }{\mu ( \tau ) - \zeta } ,$$

$$\mu ( \tau ) = \Psi ( \phi ( \tau ), \tau ),$$

which is satisfied by a function $F( w, \tau )$ subject to the condition $F( f( z), 0) = z$, two equations are usually obtained for the function which was associated to the extremal function. Irrespective of the constants contained in the equations, which can be expressed as values of the extremal function, further study of these equations frequently yields complete solutions of the problems under consideration, in particular in the problem of the domain of values of a functional which depends analytically on the function, its derivative and their conjugate values in $S$. The method was proposed by P.P. Kufarev ; for subsequent development and applications of the method see .

How to Cite This Entry:
Variation-parametric method. Encyclopedia of Mathematics. URL: http://encyclopediaofmath.org/index.php?title=Variation-parametric_method&oldid=49112
This article was adapted from an original article by I.A. Aleksandrov (originator), which appeared in Encyclopedia of Mathematics - ISBN 1402006098. See original article