Mellin Transforms of Multivariate Rational Functions
Journal article, 2013

This paper deals with Mellin transforms of rational functions g/f in several variables. We prove that the polar set of such a Mellin transform consists of finitely many families of parallel hyperplanes, with all planes in each such family being integral translates of a specific facial hyperplane of the Newton polytope of the denominator f. The Mellin transform is naturally related to the so-called coamoeba , where Z (f) is the zero locus of f and Arg denotes the mapping that takes each coordinate to its argument. In fact, each connected component of the complement of the coamoeba gives rise to a different Mellin transform. The dependence of the Mellin transform on the coefficients of f, and the relation to the theory of A-hypergeometric functions is also discussed in the paper.


Mellin transform

Hypergeometric function



Lisa Nilsson

University of Gothenburg

Chalmers, Mathematical Sciences, Mathematics

M. Passare

Stockholm University

Journal of Geometric Analysis

1050-6926 (ISSN)

Vol. 23 1 24-46

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