Laguerre’s theorem regarding the number of nonreal zeros of a polynomial and its image under certain linear operators is generalized. This generalization is then used to (1) exhibit a number of previously undiscovered complex zero decreasing sequences for the Jacobi, ultraspherical, Legendre, Chebyshev, and generalized Laguerre polynomial bases and (2) simultaneously generate a basis and a corresponding complex zero decreasing sequence for the basis . An extension to transcendental entire functions in the Laguerre–Pólya class is given, which, in turn, gives a new and short proof of a previously known result due to Piotrowski. The paper concludes with several open questions.
"Nonreal zero decreasing operators related to orthogonal polynomials." Involve 8 (1) 129 - 146, 2015. https://doi.org/10.2140/involve.2015.8.129