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Fig.1. Quadratic function (black curve) and two its superfunctions
Fig.2. $u\!+\!\mathrm i v \!=\! \mathrm{SuPow}_2(x\!+\!\mathrm i y)$

SuPow is specific superpower function, id est, the superfunction of the power function $~z\mapsto z^a\!=\!\exp(\ln(z) \,a)~$

For given parameter $a$,


Usually, it is assumed, that $a\!>\!1$.

Transfer function

Function $F\!=\!\mathrm{SuPow}_a$ is superfunction for the specific power function $T(z)\!=\!z^a$. The superfunction satisfies the transfer equation


another solution is denoted as SdPow;


For $a\!=\!2$ graphics $y=T(x)$, $y=\mathrm{SuPow}_2(x)$ and $y=\mathrm{SdPow}_2(x)$ are shown in Fig.1.

For $a\!=\!2$, complex map of function $\mathrm{SuPow}_a$ is shown in Fig.2.

SuPow and SdPow

Function $\mathrm{SuPow}_a$ is periodic, as well as function $\mathrm{SdPow}_a$

The period $P=2\pi\mathrm i / \ln(a)$ is the same for both these functions.

For $a\!>\!1$, the period is pure imaginary. A little bit more than one period fits the range of map in Fig.2.

Such a periodicity is typical for a superfunction of a transfer function with a real fixed point. Some of thiese function are listed in the Table of superfunctions.

Functions SuPow and SdPow are related with expression


Similar relations hold also for many other pairs of periodic superfunctions of some transfer function with two fixed points

However, namely the superpower functions have also the specific relation,

$\displaystyle \mathrm{SuPow}_a(z)=\frac{1}{\mathrm{SdPow}_a(z)}$

Inverse function

$u\!+\!\mathrm i v=\mathrm{AuPow}_2(x\!+\!\mathrm i y)$

The inverse function AuPow$=\mathrm{SuPow}^{-1}$ is also elementary function;


AuPow is the Abel function for the same transfer function $T(z)=z^a$ and satisfies the Abel equation


Complex map of function $\mathrm{AuPow}_2$ is shown in figure at right.

For $a\!>\!1$, function $\mathrm{AuPow}_2$ has cut line along the real axis from $1$ to $-\infty$.




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