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Complex structures on punctured disks.

Let $X$ be a smooth surface diffeomorphic to the punctured unit disk $\{(x,y)\in \mathbb{R}^2 \ | \ 0<x^2+y^2<1\}$ in the plane. It admits a lot of non equivalent complex structures, for example ...
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Isometries of the plane and fixed lines

I am given that for all reflections $g$ there are infinitely many lines $L$ satisfying $g(L) = L$ which makes perfect sense (just take lines perpendicular to the axis of reflection). I am asked to ...
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External map of a polynomial like mappings

I'm having trouble understanding the method used in the following paper on page 297 in the case that the filled Julia set is not connected to construct an external map. ...
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Explicit Weierstrass Preparation Theorem decomposition

Consider the function $f:\mathbb{C}^2\to\mathbb{C}$ given by $(z_1,z_2)\to z_1^3z_2+z_1z_2+z_1^2z_2^2+z_2^2+z_1z_2^3$. Find an explicit decomposition $f=h\cdot g_w$ as per the WPT, i.e. $h$ is ...
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Question on zero locus of holomorphic function.

I am trying to figure out a statement in Girffiths and Harris' book "Principles of Algebraic Geometry: Given $f:U\rightarrow V$ a holomorphic map of open sets in $\mathbb{C}^{n}$, and let ...
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Show that the function $f(z)=1/z$ transforms a circle centered at the origin in the $xy$ plane in a circle centered at the origin in the $uv$ plane

Show that the function $f (z) = 1 / z$ transforms a circle centered at the origin in the $xy$ plane in a circle centered at the origin in the $uv$ plane. Someone can give me a clue to start the ...
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Singular points of an analytic variety

I am struggling with a question that was posed here before, about why a reducible analytic variety $V=V_1\cup V_2$ must be singular in $V_1\cap V_2$. I must say I didn't really figure out the ...
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Residue of a complex function at some pole.

How can one visualize residue of a complex valued function at some given pole? I know how to find it. but I want to know its significance and its geometric nature. Why do we study it? thank you.
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Mapping unit disc onto upper half plane

How can I map the unit disc onto the upper half plane? I tried mapping $(1,i,-1)\rightarrow(1,0,\infty)$ using cross-ratio: $z\rightarrow \frac{(z-z_3)(z_2-z_4)}{(z-z_4)(z_2-z_3)}$, but didn't give ...
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Finding local normal form of a holomorphic function

So I'm trying to find local coordinates to compute the local normal form of a holomorphic function. I have $f : \mathbb{P}^1 \to \mathbb{P}^1$ given by $f(z) = \frac{z}{(z-1)^2}$. Now we have a nice ...
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Dimension of a meromorphic differentials space

What is the dimension $d_{ \large k,n}$ of the space of the degree $k$ meromorphic differentials on the sphere with fixed residues ($\alpha_i$) at $n$ points $z_i$ ? The question is asked in this ...
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$\bar{\partial}$-Poincare' lemma in one variable

my question regards the proof, as it is described in Principles of Algebraic Geometry by Griffiths and Harris, on pages 5-6: why does last equality in last equation hold true, namely $g_1(z)=g(z)$?
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Explicitly realizing Riemann surfaces as a quotient of the upper-half plane

Let $\Sigma_g$ be a Riemann surface of genus $g \ge 2$. Then it is known that $\Sigma_g$ is (holomorphically) a quotient of the upper-half-plane (or unit disk) by a group $\Gamma$ of hyperbolic ...
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The Wirtinger theorem proof

Let $M$ be a complex hermitian manifold with symplectic form $\Omega$ and $N \subseteq M$ be its smooth $2n$-dimensional (real dimensions, $2n \geq 2$) compact submanifold. I want to show the ...
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Show that a complex expression is smaller than one

This is the question I'm stumbling with: When $|\alpha| < 1$ and $|\beta| < 1$, show that: $$\left|\cfrac{\alpha - \beta}{1-\bar{\alpha}\beta}\right| < 1$$ The chapter that contains ...
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Why holomorphic injection on $C^n$must be biholomorphic?

This result is certainly right in the 1-dim'l case. But I don't know how to show the general case by induction. Can anyone tell me the detail please?
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The sum of the residues of a meromorphic function on a Riemann surface

How can one see that the sum of the residues of a meromorphic function on a Riemann surface $\Sigma_g$ of positive genus is always zero? This is not true for the Riemann sphere $\mathbb{CP}^1$.
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complex vector fields - hard d vs. soft d?

I believe this is a computation I have done before, but now I can't write the symbols to convince myself: What is the connection between the "hard" complex differential operator d/dz and the "soft" ...
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Can every complex space be covered by a finite number of Stein spaces?

Can every complex space be covered by a finite number of Stein spaces?
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Branch locus along a smooth curve

Let $f : S \to X$ be a dominant morphism of smooth complex surfaces. Let $C \subset S$ be a smooth curve such that $df$ is of rank $1$ along $C$ and that in a neighborhood of $C$, $df_x$ is an ...
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Help with unknown notation

In Ahlfors' Complex Analysis, page 19 it says (in relation with the Riemann sphere): "writing $z=x+iy$, we can verify that: $$x:y:-1=x_1:x_2:x_3-1,$$ and this means that the points ...
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Riemann mapping between arbitrary triangles

Question---Is there nice formula for Riemann mapping between arbitrary triangles with vertices (a_1,a_2,a_3) and (b_1,b_2,b_3)? Comment---I look for the conformal equivalence of interiors promised ...
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Torus biholomorphic to smooth cubic curve?

I am trying to understand that all compact genus 1 Riemann surfaces are biholomorphic to a smooth cubic curve. ( assuming that $\dim H^{1,0} = \dim H^{0,1} = \frac{1}{2} \dim H^1$ ) I think I ...
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Moduli Spaces of Higher Dimensional Complex Tori

I know that the space of all complex 1-tori (elliptic curves) is modeled by $SL(2, \mathbb{R})$ acting on the upper half plane. There are many explicit formulas for this action. Similarly, I have ...
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Automorphisms of the algebraic Torus

Any (holomorphic) group homomorphism $f:\mathbb{C}^\ast\rightarrow\mathbb{C}^\ast$ is of the form $f(z)=z^k$ ? Is this true? I tried this: differentiating $f(zw)=f(z)f(w)$ with respect to $z$ ...
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Automorphism group any bounded domain of $\mathbb{C}$

So far the automorphism group I have calculated for known domain is a Lie Group,so Automorphism group any bounded domain of $\mathbb{C}$ is a lie group?
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Proving $\arg(a)\equiv \alpha\Longleftrightarrow z_1z_2 \in \mathbb{R}$

Suppose the complex equation $iz^2+(2-i)az-(1+i)a^2=0$ as $a\in \mathbb{C}^{*}$. $z_1$ and $z_2$ are the solution of this equation and we have also $z_1*z_2 = a^2(i-1)$. How can I prove that ...
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A text or book in holomorphic foliations and vector fields over complex manifolds

For my master's degree dissertation, I am going to study some implications of the paper "SOME REMARKS ON INDICES OF HOLOMORPHIC VECTOR FIELDS" written by Marco Brunella. I just started it and I'm ...
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Where can I learn about complex differential forms?

So I'm a 3rd year grad student in number theory/modular forms/algebraic geometry, and I've worked with differential forms from an algebraic point of view without ever knowing what they really are. I'd ...
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Show that the familiar logistic map $x_{n+1} = sx_n(1 - x_n)$, can be recoded into the form $x_{n+1} = x_n^2 + c$.

What change of variables would trtansform the logistic equation into the Mandelbrot equation $z_{n+1}=z_n^2+c$?
I am currently reading Forster. Let $X$ be a Riemann suface, and $Y$ an open subset of $X$. Assume we have a meromorphic 1-form $\omega \in \Omega(Y \setminus \{a\})$ with a pole at $a \in Y$. One ...
Let $X$ be a complex manifold with a Hermitian metric. Is there a "complex" analogue of geodesics on $X$ which is of any interest? For example, is anything known about holomorphic maps \$f : \mathbb C ...