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Questions on hyperbolic geometry, the geometry on manifolds with negative curvature.

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Lines in upper half-space

I'm teaching a tour-of-classical-geometry class this semester, and we are soon to introduce hyperbolic geometry. I am very inexpert in this subject, and I have a question about a compatibility of a ...
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saccheri quadrilateral - how does base=summit violate hyperbolic parallel axiom?

I drew diagonals across the quadrilateral and was able to prove that the summit angles are right angles by SSS and CPCTC. Therefore the two congruent triangles creats a quadrilateral with an angle sum ...
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Given two hermitian matrices of signature (2,1) there exists a Cayley transform between them?

Given a matrix $A\in M_{k\times l}(\mathbb{C})$ we define the hermitian transpose of $A$ as the matrix $A^*=\overline{A}^t\in M_{l\times k}(\mathbb{C})$. We say a matrix $H\in M_k(\mathbb{C})$ is ...
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Distance in Poincaré disk from origin to a point given

Let $C$ circle $x^2+y^2=1$ find the distance (Poincaré disk) from $O=(0,0)$ to $(x,y)$ The distance in Poincaré is $d=ln(AB,PQ)$ where AB are a segment of the curve and P and Q are points in the ...
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Formula for the midpoint in the hyperbolic geometry

I have two questions. First, is there a relatively simple formula for the midpoint of two points $a_1$ and $a_2$ in the disk with respect to the hyperbolic geometry? That is, the point on the ...
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How to visualize the region $\mathbb{H}/\Gamma_0(4)$ and its cusps?

In number theory we learn that $\theta(z) = \sum q^{n^2}$ is a modular form with respect to $\Gamma = \Gamma_0(4)$. This boils down to two properties: $\theta(z)= \theta(z+1)$ this shift symmetry ...
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Proof that three parallel lines don't be cutted by a transversal in Klein model

How do you prove that three parallel lines don't be cutted by a transversal? By definition parallel are Chords that meet on the boundary circle are limiting parallel lines. Then I built three ...