(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

S = { z | |Im(z)| < 5 }, z is a complex number

2. Relevant equations

I am trying to generate a mobius transformation w = f(z) such that it will map S onto a unit disc but I keep running into problems and contradictions. I think there is a big mistake in my attempt but I can't figure it out, can somebody please give me a hint on what is wrong?

3. The attempt at a solution

First I know that |Im(z)| < 5 implies that -5 < y < 5 and I want to find a mobius transformation such that S will be mapped onto unit disc, | z | < or = 1.

I start with the standard Mobius transformation form:

f(z) = (az+b)/(cz+d), assume c doesn't equal 0, and I want the following,

0 -> 0

5i -> i

infinity -> 1

Then f(0) = b/d = 0, I choose b = 0 instead of d = infinity.

f(infinity) = a/c = 1, this shows a = c

f(5i) = (5ai)/(5ci + d) = (-25ac - 5adi)/((-25c^2) - d^2) = (25ac + 5adi)/(25c^2 + d^2)

However at this point I figure out that (25c^2)/(25c^2 + d^2) = 0, this implies that c = 0.

Since c = 0 and a = c, then a = 0.

Now I can't figure out what d is, since I have 0/(d^2) = 1, which makes no sense.

In addition because a = b = c = 0, ad - bc = 0 which violates the condition of Mobius transformation.

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# Homework Help: Trouble finding a mobius transformation from a domain to a unit disc

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