A planar harmonic mapping is a complex-valued function ƒ : D → C of the form ƒ(x+iy) = u(x,y) + iv(x,y), where u and v are both real harmonic. Such a function can be written as ƒ = h+g where h and g are both analytic; the function w = g'/h' is called the dilatation of ƒ. This thesis considers the convolution or Hadamard product of planar harmonic mappings that are the vertical shears of the canonical half-plane mapping p;(z) = z/(1-z) with respective dilatations e^iθz and e^ipz, θ, p ∈ R. We prove that any such convolution is univalent. We also derive a convolution identity that extends this result to shears of p(z) = z/(1-z) in other directions.
College and Department
Physical and Mathematical Sciences; Mathematics
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Romney, Matthew Daniel, "A Class of Univalent Convolutions of Harmonic Mappings" (2013). Theses and Dissertations. 4169.
harmonic mapping, shearing, convolution, univalent, dilatation