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AuthorRatcliffe, John G. author
TitleFoundations of Hyperbolic Manifolds [electronic resource] / by John G. Ratcliffe
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer, 1994
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Descript XI, 750 p. online resource


This book is an exposition of the theoretical foundations of hyperbolic manifolds. It is intended to be used both as a textbook and as a reference. Particular emphasis has been placed on readability and completeness of arยญ gument. The treatment of the material is for the most part elementary and self-contained. The reader is assumed to have a basic knowledge of algebra and topology at the first-year graduate level of an American university. The book is divided into three parts. The first part, consisting of Chapยญ ters 1-7, is concerned with hyperbolic geometry and basic properties of discrete groups of isometries of hyperbolic space. The main results are the existence theorem for discrete reflection groups, the Bieberbach theorems, and Selberg's lemma. The second part, consisting of Chapters 8-12, is deยญ voted to the theory of hyperbolic manifolds. The main results are Mostow's rigidity theorem and the determination of the structure of geometrically finite hyperbolic manifolds. The third part, consisting of Chapter 13, inยญ tegrates the first two parts in a development of the theory of hyperbolic orbifolds. The main results are the construction of the universal orbifold covering space and Poincare's fundamental polyhedron theorem


1 Euclidean Geometry -- 2 Spherical Geometry -- 3 Hyperbolic Geometry -- 4 Inversive Geometry -- 5 Isometries of Hyperbolic Space -- 6 Geometry of Discrete Groups -- 7 Classical Discrete Groups -- 8 Geometric Manifolds -- 9 Geometric Surfaces -- 10 Hyperbolic 3-Manifolds -- 11 Hyperbolic n-Manifolds -- 12 Geometrically Finite n-Manifolds -- 13 Geometric Orbifolds

Mathematics Algebraic geometry Geometry Topology Mathematics Geometry Algebraic Geometry Topology


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