By Boris N. Apanasov

ISBN-10: 3110144042

ISBN-13: 9783110144048

This publication provides a scientific account of conformal geometry of n-manifolds, in addition to its Riemannian opposite numbers. A unifying subject matter is their discrete holonomy teams. particularly, hyperbolic manifolds, in size three and better, are addressed. The therapy covers additionally appropriate topology, algebra (including combinatorial crew thought and types of crew representations), mathematics concerns, and dynamics. development in those parts has been very speedy sicne the Eighties, in particular as a result of Thurston geometrization software, resulting in the answer of many tricky difficulties. a robust attempt has been made to indicate new connections and views within the box and to demonstrate a variety of facets of the speculation. An intuitive strategy which emphasizes the guidelines in the back of the buildings is complemented by way of a good number of examples and figures which either use and help the reader's geometric mind's eye.

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Since G is a group of translations, it determines a direction in R3 which must be 1'invariant. Further, as r contains translations in this direction, namely the elements of C, it follows that the parallel lines in this direction descend to give a natural Seifert fibration on JR3/ F, see Scott [6] for details. 41. G-3. Hyperbolic geometry, (IHI3, Isom 1H13). This is the most rich and complicated 3geometry whose several models have been defined in §4. Discussion on this geometry will be continued in the rest of the book.

However, it has four singular points corresponding to points in ]R2 having non-trivial isotropy groups (pi - Z2). This sphere has a Riemannian metric having zero curvature in the complement to these four points pi and the curvature Kp; = it, concentrated at each of the corner pi of our "pillow". The neighborhood of each point pi is a cone, whose vertex angle (on the surface) is it = 2ir - Kpi. 19 (Borromean Rings). 53) where n and m are integers and t is a real parameter. These lines correspond to a family of planes parallel to the coordinate planes, which cuts off unit cubes with half-integer vertices on the lattice in R3 as shown in Figure 11.

Thus, in any case, arbitrary limit point yj E A(G) is a limit point of an infinite subset of A(G), and so A(G) is perfect. 44 2. Discontinuous Groups of Homeomorphisms 2. Elementary discrete convergence groups. , those that have at most two limit points in the limit set A(G), card A(G) < 2, are called elementary groups. Otherwise we say that G is non-elementary. We shall describe all elementary groups by the following statement which becomes a criterion in the case of Mobius groups. 4. If a discrete convergence group G C Homeo(S") is virtually Abelian, then G is elementary.

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