On the location of zeros of generalized derivative

Document Type : Research Paper


Department of Mathematics, University of Kashmir, South Campus, Anantnag-192101, Jammu and Kashmir, India


Let $P(z) =\displaystyle \prod_{v=1}^n (z-z_v),$ be a monic polynomial of degree $n$, then, $G_\gamma[P(z)] = \displaystyle \sum_{k=1}^n \gamma_k \prod_{{v=1},{v \neq k}}^n (z-z_v),$ where $\gamma= (\gamma_1,\gamma_2,\dots,\gamma_n)$ is a n-tuple of positive real numbers with $\sum_{k=1}^n \gamma_k = n$, be its generalized derivative. The classical Gauss-Lucas Theorem on the location of critical points have been extended to the class of generalized derivative\cite{g}. In this paper, we extend the Specht Theorem and the results proved by A.Aziz \cite{1} on the location of critical points to the class of generalized derivative .


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Volume 13, Issue 1
March 2022
Pages 179-184
  • Receive Date: 03 February 2021
  • Revise Date: 11 August 2021
  • Accept Date: 21 August 2021