Journal of the Australian Mathematical Society

Research Article

Transcendental entire functions mapping every algebraic number field into itself

A. J. Van Der Poortena1

a1 School of Mathematics University of New South Wales


T. Schneider [1] has shown that a transcendental function with a limited rate of growth cannot assume algebraic values at too many algebraic points. It is not clear however whether a transcendental function may assume algebraic values at all algebraic points in an open set in its domain of analyticity. We show, using a method of B. H. Neumann and R. Rado [2] that this can be the case. Indeed we construct transcendental entire functions which, together with all their derivatives, assume, at every point in every algebraic number field, values in that field.

(Received June 27 1966)