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    Question Complex Analysis: Möbius transformation mapping 0, 1, inf to 1, 1+i, i

    Find the Möbius transformation mapping 0, 1, \infty to 1, 1+i, i, respectively. Under this mapping what is the image of
    (ii) the real axis
    (vi) the imaginary axis?
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    What have you done?

    You can find the explicit formula for your mapping using the cross ratio. You can also more easily find its inverse and then find the transformation itself.
    After you've done that, both the real axis and the imaginary axis are circles in the wide sense, so they get mapped to circles in the wide sense as well. You know where 0,1, \infty are mapped to so that gives you the real axis. The imaginary axis is orthogonal to the real axis, so you can figure it out from the explicit formula as well.
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    f_1 (z) = {(z-z_1)(z_2 -z_3)\over (z-z_3)(z_2 -z_1)}
    Is this the cross ratio you are talking about?
    g(w) = {(w-1)(1+i -i)\over (w-i)(1+i -1)}={w-1 \over iw+1}
    Is g the formula for the inverse of my transformation?
    Last edited by joestevens; September 12th 2010 at 04:04 PM.
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    Yes and yes.
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