Difference analogue of the lemma on the logarithmic derivative with applications to difference equations

2005-08-16T11:03:46Z (GMT) by R.G. Halburd R.J. Korhonen
The Lemma on the Logarithmic Derivative of a meromorphic function has many applications in the study of meromorphic functions and ordinary differential equations. In this paper, a difference analogue of the Logarithmic Derivative Lemma is presented, and then applied to prove a number of results on meromorphic solutions of complex difference equations. These results include a difference analogue of the Clunie Lemma, as well as other results on the value distribution of solutions.