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The number of holomorphic coverings (with given degree) of the punctured sphere is finite.

I'm looking for a proof of the following theorem: Fix a finite set $B=\{y_1,\ldots,y_k\}\subseteq \mathbb P^1(\mathbb C)$, then there is only a finite number of isomoprhism classes of ...
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Monodromy representation of Airy equation

Let $K=\Bbb{C}(z)$ with the usual derivation and consider the Airy dierential equation $y^{(2)}-zy$=0. How to determine the monodromy representration? Airy equation is not Fuchsian diferential ...
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Reference request for an explicit description of the group of deck transformations acting on the universal cover of a Riemann Surface

Let $\Sigma_g$ be a geuns $g$ Riemann surface with $g \geq 2$. It can be thought of in the following way: it is the quotient space $$\mathbb{H}/\pi_1(\Sigma_g)$$ where an element of ...
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The covering space of a region contained in complex plane delete two points.

We all know that C \ {0,1} can be given the Poincare hyperbolic metric, so that a region W in it is an embedded manifold of negative constant curvature. Hence the covering space of W is a hyperbolic ...
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Riemann surface arising as a quotient of the upper half-plane.

Let $H$ be the upper half-plane $\{z \in \mathbb C \mid \Im(z) > 0\}$. For a fixed real $\lambda > 0$, let be the automorphism $$d_\lambda : H \to H, z \mapsto \lambda z .$$ Denote $\Gamma$ the ...
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An entire function with finite covering group is a polynomial.

Let $f$ be an entire function. Think of it as a covering space of $\mathbb{C}$ (perhaps with isolated punctures) to $\mathbb{C}$ (perhaps with isolated punctures). Suppose we know there is only a ...
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Constructing Riemann surfaces using the covering spaces

In the paper "On the dynamics of polynomial-like mappings" of Adrien Douady and John Hamal Hubbard, there is a way of constructing Riemann surfaces. I recite it as follow: A polynomail-like map ...
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Why is this covering map doubly periodic?

The universal cover of the torus $T$ is the complex plane $\mathbb{C}$. If $p: \mathbb{C} \to T$ is the covering map, why is $p$ doubly periodic?
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Liftings of curves $u\cdot v$ and $v\cdot u$ with respect to the sine covering map.

I'm trying to work through the exercises in Otto Forster's book on Riemann Surfaces. While most of them seemed not that hard, this one gives me a headache: Let $X=\mathbb{C}\setminus\{\pm1\}$ and $Y ...
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Branch points of rational functions

Let $f$ be a rational function on a compact connected Riemann surface $X$. The rational function $f$ induces a holomorphic map $\overline{f}:X\to \mathbf{P}^1(\mathbf{C})$. Let $x$ be a point on the ...
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Very Basic Covering Space Q. - Two different covering maps over a same space?

Here's the situation I'm in. I have a map from the (closure of) Upper Half Plane ($\mathbb{U}$) into the punctured (closed) disk ($\mathbb{D}$) called $q$ that satisfies $q(0) = 1$, and $q(z+1) = ...
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Number of ramification points in a simple cover

Let $f:X\to \mathbf{P}^1$ be a simple cover of the Riemann sphere. This means that $f$ is a branched cover, and that each fibre has at least $\deg f-1$ points in it. Is it true that the number of ...