# Thread: Conformal mapping of an infinite strip

1. ## Conformal mapping of an infinite strip

Can anyone explain to me why the exponential function maps the strip { $\displaystyle z$ $\displaystyle \epsilon$ $\displaystyle \mathbb{C}$ : - $\displaystyle \Pi$$\displaystyle /$ $\displaystyle 2$ $\displaystyle <$ Im$\displaystyle z$ $\displaystyle <$ $\displaystyle \Pi$ $\displaystyle /$ $\displaystyle 2$ } onto the RHP? Thanks!!

2. Take a complex number z = x+iy in your infinite strip, so |y| < pi/2. Then you can apply the definition of the complex exponential to get

exp(z) = exp(x)*(cos(y) + i*sin(y)) [the Euler formula].

Notice that this complex number has real part exp(x)*cos(y) and imaginary part exp(x)*sin(y). Since we find ourselves in the right halfplane, if the real part is positive, you need only consider the real part. But exp(x) is always positive, and for y in the given range, cos(y) is positive as well, so the real part of exp(z) is positive.

3. Great, think thats clicked for me! Thankyou!!!!