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In mathematics and in particular the field of complex analysis, **Hurwitz's theorem** is a theorem associating the zeroes of a sequence of holomorphic, compact locally uniformly convergent functions with that of their corresponding limit. The theorem is named after Adolf Hurwitz.

Let {*f _{k}*} be a sequence of holomorphic functions on a connected open set

The theorem does not guarantee that the result will hold for arbitrary disks. Indeed, if one chooses a disk such that *f* has zeroes on its boundary, the theorem fails. An explicit example is to consider the unit disk **D** and the sequence defined by

which converges uniformly to *f*(*z*) = *z* − 1. The function *f*(*z*) contains no zeroes in **D**; however, each *f _{n}* has exactly one zero in the disk corresponding to the real value 1 − (1/

Hurwitz's theorem is used in the proof of the Riemann mapping theorem,^{[2]} and also has the following two corollaries as an immediate consequence:

- Let
*G*be a connected, open set and {*f*} a sequence of holomorphic functions which converge uniformly on compact subsets of_{n}*G*to a holomorphic function*f*. If each*f*is nonzero everywhere in_{n}*G*, then*f*is either identically zero or also is nowhere zero. - If {
*f*} is a sequence of univalent functions on a connected open set_{n}*G*that converge uniformly on compact subsets of*G*to a holomorphic function*f*, then either*f*is univalent or constant.^{[2]}

Let *f* be an analytic function on an open subset of the complex plane with a zero of order *m* at *z*_{0}, and suppose that {*f _{n}*} is a sequence of functions converging uniformly on compact subsets to

Denoting the number of zeros of *f _{k}*(

In the above step, we were able to interchange the integral and the limit because of the uniform convergence of the integrand. We have shown that *N _{k}* →

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