08/12/2007, 09:07 AM

Inspired by JaydFox mentioning P. L. Walker (which I didnt have heard of before) I just read the abstract of his paper [1]:

So I guess some results of I. N. Baker are indeed errournous.

[1] P. L. Walker, A class of functional equations which have entire solutions, Bull. Austral. Math. Soc. 38 (198, no. 3, 351-356

Quote:The author considers the Abel functional equation , where is a given entire function and is an unknown entire function to be found. The inverse function (if one exists) must satisfy (1) . The purpose of this paper is to show that for a wide class of entire functions, which includes , equation (1) has a nonconstant entire solution.

So I guess some results of I. N. Baker are indeed errournous.

[1] P. L. Walker, A class of functional equations which have entire solutions, Bull. Austral. Math. Soc. 38 (198, no. 3, 351-356