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# The Riemann Surface of a Univalent Function

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## Abstract

Until now we have investigated single-valued functions *w* = *w*(*z*) for |*z*| < *R* ≦ ∞ without in general bothering with the image in the *w*-plane generated by the given correspondence *z* → *w*. To be sure, in Chapter I we thoroughly investigated the Riemann surface associated with the special automorphic mapping function *w*(*z*; *a* _{1},..., *a* _{ q }) (the universal covering surface for the plane punctured at *q* points) ; and we have in the course of our discussion repeatedly made use of a more general concept, the universal covering surface of an arbitrary schlicht region in the *w*-plane. But even these surfaces should be considered as still very special, since the associated mapping functions are automorphic. Of course, automorphic functions and the *regularly ramified* Riemann surfaces associated with them very often provide the most interesting examples for the general value distribution theory. Nevertheless, it will be useful to become acquainted with a few general properties of surfaces generated by an *arbitrary* single-valued meromorphic function as the image of the disk |*z*| < *R* ≦ ∞. On such simply connected surfaces the inverse function *z* of *w* is well-defined and univalent, and our problem is thus to examine analytic functions characterized by these properties.

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