Find a conformal mapping from D to $D\backslash [-1/2,1)$, where D is the unit disk. I think that maybe we can map $D\backslash [-1/2,1)$ to upper half plane first and the map upper half plane to $D$ and compute the inverses of the maps. Can we map $D\backslash [-1/2,1)$ to upper half plane? Thank you very much.


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  1. Map the disk onto right halfplane by $z\mapsto \frac{1-z}{1+z}$
  2. Then onto the slit plane by $z\mapsto z^2$.
  3. Note that the former segment $[-1/2,1]$ is now $[0, 9]$. We should make a cut from $0$ to $9$ in the domain. This means extending the slit to $9$. No problem: $z\mapsto z+9$.
  4. Apply the inverse of 2.
  5. Apply the inverse of 1.
  • $\begingroup$ I would like to ask why in the first step, it is $\frac{1-z}{1+z}$ but not $\frac{1+z}{1-z}$. $\endgroup$
    – Leonardo
    Sep 18, 2018 at 0:33
  • $\begingroup$ @Leandro: With the first one, $[-1/2,1]$ is mapped to $[0,9]$ in the second step, so the shift $z \mapsto z+9$ erases it. With the second one, it would map it to $[1/9,+\infty)$, so it is not connected to the slit $(-\infty,0]$ and we cannot use an easy shift to erase it. $\endgroup$
    – hife
    Feb 27, 2020 at 17:21

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