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Here is a description of constructing Möbius map sending $1$, $i$, $-1$ to 0, 1, $\infty$, respectively

$m(z) = \frac{(z-1)}{(z+1)} \frac{(i+1)}{(i-1)}$

I do not know how it was converted to :

$m(z) = -i \frac{(z-1)}{(z+1)} $


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$(i+1) = -i\cdot (i-1)$. – Daniel Fischer Jan 1 '14 at 13:22
@Daniel Fisher Thx, it is more answer then comment. – Adam Jan 1 '14 at 13:29
up vote 1 down vote accepted

When you want to simplify a ratio of two complex numbers such as


you should multiply the top and bottom by the complex conjugate of the denominator (this is a complex analogue of rationalising the denominator). By doing that we get

$$\frac{a+bi}{c+di}\frac{c-di}{c-di} = \frac{(a+bi)(c-di)}{c^2+d^2}$$

which can then be written in the form $x + yi$ for some real $x$ and $y$.

If you do this for the expression


you will find that it reduces to $-i$.

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Thx. See also [wikibooks] [1]… – Adam Jan 1 '14 at 14:09

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