Let $f:D \to D$ be holomorphic where $D$ is the unit disk and such that $f(1/2)=1/2$. Show $|f'(1/2)| \le 3/4$.

I've used various forms of the Schwarz lemma and Schwarz-pick lemma via composing with the automorphism sending 1/2 to 0, but I'm still only able to prove that $|f'(1/2)| \le 1$ (which it itself is a corollary to Schwarz lemma in my text). Any suggestions?


The function $f(z) = z$ would appear to be a counterexample.

  • $\begingroup$ I'm going to stick my neck out and say that in fact it is a counterexample... $\endgroup$ – David C. Ullrich Aug 27 '16 at 0:43
  • $\begingroup$ lol David $\,\,$ $\endgroup$ – zhw. Aug 27 '16 at 1:38

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