# Tagged Questions

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### Two questions on isometric embedding

According to the answer of the following question, I try a new version:
An special isometric embedding
Let $M$ be a Riemannian manifold and $\gamma$ be a small part of a geodesic.
Is there an ...

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### Entropy of Negatively pinched manifolds

Suppose $M$ is a compact negatively pinched Riemannian manifold of dimension $n$. We normalize the metric such that $-1\le K\le -a^2$ for some $0<a\le 1$. Let $G$ be the fundamental group of $M$. ...

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### Reference request: Geodesic flow on a manifold with negative curvature is ergodic

I'm reading about the Mostow's rigidity theorem, and the proof uses the following (maybe well-known) result:
The geodesic flow on a manifold with negative curvature is ergodic.
The lecture note that ...

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### hyperbolic orbifolds of small area

Is there a list of 2-dimensional hyperbolic orbifolds obtained from reflection groups (such as the double of a hyperbolic triangle with angles $\pi/p$, etc.) of small area, for instance area smaller ...

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### Geodesics on the twisted pseudosphere (Dini's surface)

I wonder how difficult it is to compute geodesics on Dini's Surface,
a twisted pseudosphere?
Here is one parametrization, from
Alfred Gray's Modern Differential Geometry of Curves and Surfaces, ...

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### Discussion of specific arithmetic triangle groups?

Arithmetic triangle groups were classified in Takeuchi, Arithmetic triangle groups, J. Math. Soc. Japan Volume 29, Number 1 (1977), 91-106. The (2,3,7) case was discussed in detail in a number of ...

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### How to pick out harmonics based on boundary conditions?

(..this is almost a continuation of my last question (which got closed!)...) Let me first rewrite one of the main results of this paper, http://calvino.polito.it/~camporesi/JMP94.pdf in a coordinate ...

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### Can the hyperbolic plane be immersed in three dimensional Euclidean space, if we are only looking for a weak solution?

Consider the following question:
"Can the hyperbolic plane $(\mathbb{R}^2, g_H)$ be isometrically
immersed in three dimensional Eulidean space$(\mathbb{R}^3, g_{flat})$?"
I believe the answer to ...

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### Can one use the continuity method to show that the two dimensional hyperbolic space can be immersed in five dimensional Euclidean space?

First of all, I must clarify at the outset that I am simply asking if there is an alternative way to solve an already known problem. It is known that the answer to my question is yes. The problem is ...

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### The measure on the harmonic spectrum from Selberg trace formula

One can see the following two equations,
Theorem 6.1 (Selberg Trace formula) on page 26 of these notes.
Equation 3.19 and 3.20 on page 11 of this paper.
I vaguely feel that these two are the ...

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### How does hyperbolicity of space time affect our lives?

My main research has been in hyperbolic geometry and geometric group theory. I always thought that the only real "application" of my work was that the universe is a 3-manifold.
But recently I found ...

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### A conjecture of Thurston and possibly Weeks too

What is the status of the following conjecture:
"... [w]hen the shortest simple closed geodesics are repeatedly removed from any complete hyperbolic 3-manifold of finite volume, eventually one ...

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### Closed geodesics on a closed, negatively curved Riemannian manifold

I have been searching for a while for a proof of the following fact: For a closed Riemannian manifold, all of whose sectional curvatures are negative, each free homotopy class of loops contains a ...

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### Bisectors in symmetric spaces

In William Goldman's book Complex Hyperbolic Geometry, bisector hypersurfaces play an important role. Given two points $x,y$, the bisector is the set of points equidistant from $x$ and from $y$. Do ...

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### Embeddings of hyperbolic $n$-manifolds in $R^{n+2}$

Is there any example of a compact manifold $M$ of dimension $n>10000$
such that
$M$ admits an embedding into $\mathbb R^{n+2}$,
$M$ is hyperbolic; i.e., it admits a Riemannian metric with
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### Are negatively pinched manifold locally conformally flat?

One knows that hyperbolic manifolds are locally conformally flat.
How about those negatively pinched manifolds, i.e. the sectional curvature $K$ satisfy:
$$
-\Lambda \le K \le -\lambda$$
for ...

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### Bounds on norm of harmonic function on degenerating hyperbolic surface

Suppose I have a Riemann surface with a shrinking geodesic which is degenerating towards a surface with a cusp, and I consider a neighborhood of the shrinking geodesic, $C_[a,b] = [a,b]\times ...

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### Tweetable way to see that Willmore energy is Möbius invariant?

Consider a compact orientable Riemannian manifold $M$ (without boundary) isometrically immersed into $\mathbb{R}^3$. The Willmore energy of $M$ is the functional
$$\mathcal{W} = \int_M H^2 dA$$
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### Embedding Again

Let $S=[(x,y)\in\mathbb{H}^{2}:0< x< 2\pi]$ where $\mathbb{H}^{2}$ is a hyperplane with standard metric. I.e., a strip whose boundary components are geodesics, both approaching a common infinite ...

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### Measure on the Boundary of a Hyperbolic Group

Let $\Gamma$ be a non-elementary Gromov's $\delta$-hyperbolic group. Let $B(1,n)$ be the set of elements at distance at most $n$ from the identity and let $\partial B(1,n)$ be the elements at distance ...

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### Characterization of the moduli space of the pair of pants in terms of the modules of the extremal ring domains

Hi, I was thinking about the following question ; I will appreciate it if somebody can give me a full or partial answer or can at least cite any reference(s)/ papers etc :
By $ \bar{P} $ , we ...

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### How does duality of symmetric spaces explain the hyperbolic cosine theorem?

There is a well-known duality between compact symmetric spaces and symmetric spaces of noncompact type. Basically it goes as follows: If $G/K$ is a symmetric space of noncompact type, $g=k+p$ the ...

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### volume of complex hyperbolic manifolds

I would like to know if there are in the literature explicit computations of the volume of complex hyperbolic manifolds.
More precisely, let $\mathcal O$ be an imaginary quadratic number field, and ...

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### Is there a similar formula in spherical and hyperbolic geometry as Euclidean Geometry? [closed]

In an Euclidean plane, we know that the area of a triangle is determined by the length of base and the height, i.e.,
$$
S_{\Delta}=\frac{1}{2}a.h,
$$
where $a$ is the length of base and the $h$ is ...

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### Connection 1-forms of a Riemannian metric and the norm of the Hessian and ( seemingly ) two different definitions of Hessian and its norm

In the paper "On Quasiconformal Harmonic Maps " (link here) by L. F. Tam and T.Y.H. Wan, Pacific Journal of Mathematics, vol 182, no 2, 1998, in section 1, they define the Hessian of a function $f ...

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### Hyperbolicity on Riemann Surfaces

For Riemann surfaces there are at least to possible notions of hyperbolicity. The classical one given by the Uniformization Theorem, or equivalently the type problem, which essentially says that a ...

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### Boundary defining functions for hyperbolic surfaces

Let $M$ be a geometrically finite hyperbolic surface with one cuspidal end and one funnel end so that it can be divided into $C \cup K \cup F$ where $C$ is the cusp, $F$ the funnel and $K$ the ...

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### Connectedness of the thick part of a hyperbolic manifold?

In a solution to a recent post : Fundamental group of a thick part of hyperbolic manifold, Igor Belegradek makes this claim that the thick part of a hyperbolic manifold is connected. To me it seems ...

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### Fundamental group of a thick part of hyperbolic manifold

Let $M$ be a complete hyperbolic manifold of dimension $n$, let $\varepsilon=\varepsilon_n$ be the Margulis constant. Let $M_{[\varepsilon,\infty)}$ be the thick part of $M$ with respect to ...

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### Homeomorphism between the boundary of the Poincare disc S1 and its Gromov Boundary

Given the Poincare Disc $D$ and its ideal boundary $S^{1}$, I want to construct a homeomorphism between $S^{1}$ and the gromov boundary of $D$, $\partial D$, of equivalence classes of geodesics given ...

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### Length of shortest geodesic and Cheeger's isoperimetric constant for a special genus 2 surface

Let us take two copies of $ Y $-pieces [ or pair of pants ] with each boundary geodesic of length $ l $, and glue them together without any twisting to obtain a genus 2 closed orientable hyperbolic ...

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### Is the cut locus of a generic point in a hyperbolic manifold a generic polyhedron?

Let $p\in M$ be a point in a closed riemannian manifold $M$. Recall that the cut locus of $p$ is the subset of $M$ consisting of all points that are connected to $p$ by at least 2 distance-minimizing ...

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### Books for hyperbolic geometry ( surfaces ) with exercises ?

Hello, what are good books on hyperbolic geometry/hyperbolic surfaces that have good number of exercises, just to get a good understanding of the literature . I know John Ratcliffe's book will be one ...

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### Does a compact negatively curved manfiold of dimension 4 admit a cover of finite degree?

A $3$-dimensional compact manifold of negative sectional curvature admits (by geometrisation?) a metric of curvature $-1$, and so its fundamental group has subgroups of finite index. I wonder if an ...

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### Existence of finite index torsion free subgroups of hyperbolic groups

Question. Is it true that each infinite hyperbolic group
has a torsion free subgroup of finite index?
Are there counterexamples, or positive results for some large subclasses of hyperbolic groups?
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### fundamental domains for free fuchsian group.

I try to understand some of the topology of the space of pointed non-compact hyperbolic surfaces (with the pointed Gromov-Hausdorff topology). It is known that the fundamental
group of a non-compact ...

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### altering curvature on a tessellation representation of a compact surface

I have been reading about tessellation representations of compact surfaces, such as how the square tiling the plane represents the torus. For surfaces of genus > 1 (the ones that interest me), we ...

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### Pythagorean Theorem for Right-Corner Hyperbolic Simplices?

My answer to the "Favorite Equations" question was the Pythagorean Theorem for Right-Corner Tetrahedra:
Euclidean: $A^2+B^2+C^2=D^2$
Hyperbolic: ...

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### The smallest Laplace-Beltrami eigenvalue on hyperbolic surfaces

For $g\geq 2$, let $M_g$ be the moduli space of genus $g$ hyperbolic surfaces, and let $\lambda_1(S_x): M_g \to \mathbb{R}$ be the smallest eigenvalue of the Laplace-Beltrami operator on the surface ...

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### Examples of compact hyperbolic surfaces/manifolds with very small or very large eigenvalues

Hello,
Is there any general ways to construct compact hyperbolic 2-manifolds with very small or very large eigenvalues ? Also, as a special case, can we construct a sequence of compact hyperbolic ...

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### Analogy of Liouville conformal mapping theorem with Mostow rigidity?

I often hear mention of two theorems, Mostow's rigidity theorem and Liouville's theorem on conformal mappings, which superficially sound similar: they say that a set of geometric structures is, if ...

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### Finding Constant Curvature Metrics on Surfaces without full power of Uniformization

(I rewrote this question, hopefully it's more clear now. It's still the same question, but I reordered its parts.)
Let S be a surface (possibly non-compact, but no boundary). It seems that there are ...

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### Abel's equation for the dilog

Abel's identity for the dilogarithm (see the wikipedia page about polylogarithms)
plays a role in web geometry as it is one of the abelian relations of the
first example of exceptional web (Bol's ...