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In mathematics, Hardy's theorem is a result in complex analysis describing the behavior of holomorphic functions.

Let f be a holomorphic function on the open ball centered at zero and radius R in the complex plane, and assume that f is not a constant function. If one defines

\( I(r) = \frac{1}{2\pi} \int_0^{2\pi}\! \left| f(r e^{i\theta}) \right| \,d\theta )

for 0< r < R, then this function is strictly increasing and logarithmically convex.

See also

maximum principle
Hadamard three-circle theorem


John B. Conway. (1978) Functions of One Complex Variable I. Springer-Verlag, New York, New York.

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