Year of Publication
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Arts and Sciences
Dr. James E. Brennan
For a compact, nowhere dense set X in the complex plane, C, define Rp(X) as the closure of the rational functions with poles off X in Lp(X, dA). It is well known that for 1 ≤ p < 2, Rp(X) = Lp(X) . Although density may not be achieved for p > 2, there exists a set X so that Rp(X) = Lp(X) for p up to a given number greater than 2 but not after. Additionally, when p > 2 we shall establish that the support of the annihiliating and representing measures for Rp(X) lies almost everywhere on the set of bounded point evaluations of X.
Mattingly, Christopher, "RATIONAL APPROXIMATION ON COMPACT NOWHERE DENSE SETS" (2012). Theses and Dissertations--Mathematics. 4.