A polygon PN is the unit disk with distinguished boundary points, . An extremal quasiconformal mapping maps each polygon inscribed in onto a polygon inscribed in . Let fN be the extremal quasiconformal mapping of PN onto P'N. Let KN be its dilatation and let K0 be the maximal dilatation of f0. Then, evidently . The problem is, when equality holds. This is completely answered, if f0 does not have any essential boundary points. For quadrilaterals Q and Q' = f0(Q) the problem is sup(M'/M) = K0, with M and M' the moduli of Q and Q' respectively.
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Kurt Strebel, On the dilatation of extremal quasiconformal mappings of polygons. Comment. Math. Helv. 74 (1999), no. 1, pp. 143–149DOI 10.1007/S000140050080