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

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hyperbolic equilateral triangle : $\cosh \left(\frac{1}{2} a\right) \sin \left(\frac {1}{2} \alpha\right) = \frac{1}{2}$

I met this problem in Ratcliffe's Foundations of Hyperbolic Manifolds. Please help me prove this. In an equilateral triangle with side length $a$ and angle $\alpha$, $$\cosh \left(\frac{1}{2} ...
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The distance between two distinct points in the upper half plane

I'm trying to derive the distance between two distinct points in hyperbolic space and I'm working on the upper half plane. So, with the parametrization $\sigma(t): x=r\cos(t), y=r\sin(t),\; ...
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References for Hyperbolic Graph Theory

I'm sorry to disturb you but I really got stuck! I can't find any clear and, somewhat, complete reference for this topic. I'm looking for a book, or review, or survey or course notes regarding ...
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Relation: Modular Forms and hyperbolic geometry, or, why do they map from $\mathbb{H}$?

In my very young mathematical career, I have worked a lot with modular forms. Recently, I worked as a teaching assistant in a course about geometry. At the end of the course, we dealt with hyperbolic ...
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An axiomatic treatment of hyperbolic trigonometry?

I would like to see results derived in hyperbolic trigonometry synthetically, i.e. just by working from axioms, for example the ones given by Hilbert (or even Tarski). Most authors seem to discuss ...
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Hyperbolic Metric with respect to $\pi: \mathbb{H} \rightarrow {{\Delta}^{*}}$

I have the following problem: Find the unique metric $\rho=\rho(z)\left|dz\right|$ on the punctured unit disk $\Delta^{*}$ such that $\pi^{*}(\rho)=\left|dz\right|/(\mathrm{Im}(z))$ where $\pi: ...
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What is the distance from the origin to a right angled regular hyperbolic octagon?

Given a right angled regular hyperbolic octagon centered at origin, what is the distance from the origin to any vertex? I know that the distance between the origin and the point $p=(a,0)$, $a>0$, ...
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How did Beltrami show the consistency of hyperbolic geometry in his 1868 papers?

This is in response to comments and the answer by user studiosus to this question: As for Beltrami's work: Consistency of a geometry from (post) Hilbert viewpoint has nothing to do with ...
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Is there a surface in Euclidean space that admits elliptic geometry?

As I understand, on a pseudosphere, a surface of constant negative curvature, we can realize a part of the hyperbolic plane (but not the entire plane due to Hilbert's 1901 theorem) and use this for ...
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“Fundamental region” for non-discrete Moebius groups.

Suppose we are given a discrete, faithful representation $\rho$ of $F_2=\langle a,b|\rangle$, the free group on two generators, into $\mathbb{P}SL(2,\mathbb{R})$, so that the quotient is homeomorphic ...
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Can I solve for the fractional volume of a hyperboloid?

This looks like a homework problem because it is. I'm stuck at the portion where I solve for fractional volumes. Suppose you are a part of a team designing a water tank in the shape of a hyperboloid. ...
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Fundamental solution to Laplace equation on arbitrary Riemann surfaces

So, I've seen in a few places this method of calculating the heat kernel on a manifold given the kernel of its universal cover, through a so-called 'tiling method' as in section five of this paper ...
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problem with isometry that doesn't preserves rays, i just don't understand

I try to teach myself a bit of non-euclidean geometry And I am a bit stumped by the following remark in George E. Martins "The foundations of Geometry and the Non-Euclidean Plane" page 217. extra ...
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Find a point on the Poincare plane

Find a point $P$ on the line $_{-3}L_{\sqrt{7}}$ in the Poincare plane whose coordinate (ruler) is $2$. Let $P =(x,y)$. The line is on the Poincare plane, so it is a semicircle on the upper ...
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classifications of isometries of $\mathbb{H}^2$

Let $\mathbb{H}^2$ be the hyperbolic plane and let $\phi \mathbb{H}^2$ be the boundary at infinity of $\mathbb{H}^2$. Let the union $\mathbb{H}^2 \cup \phi \mathbb{H}^2$ be donoted by $\alpha ...
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boundary at infinity of $\mathbb{H}^2$

In hyperbolic geometry what does it mean when they say the boundary at infinity of $\mathbb{H}^2$? The only idea I came up with was a horizontal line to represent the horizon and to lines meeting at a ...
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Relation for hyperbolic pentagon.

I am trying to get a relation between the length of the sides and the angles of a hyperbolic pentagon. In literature I can find relations for pentagons which has at least three Right angle. So my ...
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progression along geodesics

Suppose that $X$ and $Y$ are two hyperbolic elements in $\mathbb{P}SL(2,\mathbb{R})$ with axes intersecting at, say, the centre $O$ of the hyperbolic disc model. Suppose also that the angle between ...
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List of connected Lie subgroups of $\mathrm{SL}(2,\mathbb{C})$.

I am not familiar with the theory of Lie groups, so I am having a hard time finding all the connected closed real Lie subgroups of $\mathrm{SL}(2, \mathbb{C})$ up to conjugation. One can find the ...
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small deviations along hyperbolic G-orbit quasi-geodesics

Let $A$ and $B$ be two hyperbolic elements in $\mathbb{P}SL(2,\mathbb{R})$. If $p$ is a point in the hyperbolic plane, we can consider the broken geodesic ray $\gamma_A$ described by the vertices ...
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What is the parametric and cartesian equation of a hyperbolic paraboloid formed by the intersection of two cylinders of radius “A” & “B”?

What is the parametric and cartesian equation of a hyperbolic paraboloid formed by the intersection of two cylinders of radius "A" & "B", which intersect at a distance of "H" from its Axis at an ...
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How to construct hyperbolically equidistant points on a line?

In Stillwells' "Sources of Hyperbolic Geometry " page 66 figure 3.3 shows an ((incomplete?) construction of hyperbolically equidistant points on a line. I tried to reconstruct the figure but did ...
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Can an ordinary point be a fixed point?

Is it possible that a point on the unit circle which is an ordinary point (that is, a point which is not a limit point of any set of the form $\Gamma z$ for $|z| <1$) for a Fuchsian group $\Gamma$ ...
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What is the Area formed when a line is traced between two 3D curves?

This question is quite related to intersection of cylinders, Hyperbolic paraboloid and modelling. I am welding a trunnion to a pipe (both are hollow cylinders in different geometry). They intersect ...
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Distance between points in hyperbolic disk models

I was puzzeling with the distance between points in hyperbolic geometry and found that the same formula is used for calculating the length in the Poincare disk model as for the Beltrami-Klein model ...
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Geodesic flow on a manifold with negative curvature is ergodic

This is a question asking for references. I'm not sure if it's appropriate for StackExchange. If it's not, please tell me, thanks! :) I'm reading about the Mostow's rigidity theorem, and the proof ...
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The shape of Pringles potato chip

Why the shape of Pringles potato chip is hyperbolic paraboloid? I found several articles that say the shape is hyperbolic paraboloid, but cannot find out why it is so. Does anyone have reasonable ...
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What does the logarithm of a hyperbolic line look like?

At a fixed point $p$ of hyperbolic $n$-space $H$, there is the exponential map from flat $n$-space to $H$ taking straight lines through the origin of the flat space to hyperbolic lines through $p$ in ...
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Please explain the shortest path between two points in non-euclidean geometry. [closed]

Please explain it for those with inferior knowledge of mathematics (using easy to understand words): e.g., kids and adults with no knowledge of mathematics (calculus, algebra , etc.) , or rather from ...
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Internal angle formula of a generalized polygon as a function of side length and apothem

I am looking to compute the internal angle of a generalized regular polygon (spherical, euclidean, or hyperbolic) as a function of its apothem and side length. I know the equation for a euclidean ...
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Is the usual topology on the upper half plane same as that induced by Riemannian metric?

The upper half plane is a Riemannian manifold, with the Riemannian metric given by $(ds)^2 = (dx^2+dy^2)/y^2$ and thus has a metric topology induced by this metric. Is this topology same as the ...
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Distance from a point to a line in the hyperbolic plane

I have two questions: What is the distance from a point to a line in the hyperbolic plane? Fix a line $L$ in the hyperbolic plane. What does the set of points of distance $d$ from $L$ look like?
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Fundamental Domain for Congruence (mod 2) Group

How can I show that the area between the circles $|z|=1$, $|z+\frac{1}{2}|=\frac{1}{2}$, $|z-\frac{1}{2}|=\frac{1}{2}$ in the upper-half plane (here's a picture) is a fundamental domain for the ...
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Definition of Hyperbolic n-space

I am a little bit confused about the definition of hyperbolic $n$-space. How do we see $\mathbb{H}^n$ as a homogeneous space model? We can think, the Poincare upper half plane $\mathfrak{H}$ as ...
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algorithm for reducing to the fundamental domain $\mathbb{H}/SL(2,\mathbb{Z})$

I have $y << 1$ and $x \in [0,1]$ uniformly chosen at random and I want to find its representative in the fundamental domain with $\big|\mathrm{Re} \; \tau \big|< \frac{1}{2}$ and $|\tau| ...
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Verifying Möbius Transformations using Hyperbolic Geometry

Verify that every transformation from $$H = \left\{Tz = e^{i\theta} \frac{z-z_0}{1-z_0 z} \right\}$$ can be written as $Tz = \frac{az-b}{\bar{b}z+\bar{a}}$ with $|a|^2 - |b|^2 = 1$. The book gives ...
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working in hyperbolic geometry

I wonder if anyone can provide me with a simple step-by-step proof in hyperbolic geometry of a fact that does not hold in Euclidean geometry. I imagine an answer to be a series of statements, such ...
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Non-Euclidean Translations and Rotations

If $f(z) = z + 1$ and $g(z) = -\frac{1}{z}$ show that $$ g f g^{-1}(z) = \frac{z}{1-z}. $$ I don't know how to solve this question please help.
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What is the group $\Gamma$ such that $\mathbb{H}/\Gamma$ is a genus-n torus

We know that the universal cover of genus-n torus is a unit disk ($n\ge2$), which is conformal to upper half plane $\mathbb{H}$, with automorphism group $SL(2,\mathbb{R})$. Thus the genus-n torus can ...
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Shortest words in a group with finite presentation

Suppose we're given a group with presentation G=, where both the generating set and the relations are finite. Given a word $w$ in the elements of $X$, I would like to know whether this word is ...
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Broken geodesics in the hyperbolic plane and bending angles

Let $\gamma$ be an infinite broken geodesic in the hyperbolic plane, that is a curve formed by consecutive geodesic segments. Assume also that each of these segments is longer than a certain positive ...
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Geodesic hyperbolic metric

For a hyperbolic metric on the upper half plane $H = \{(u,v)\in \mathbb{R}^2 \ | \ v>0\},$ how can I prove that the vertical lines are geodesics and that the intersection of any circle centered on ...
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what is the use of the hyperboloid model for hyperbolic geometry?

I am quite new to hyperbolic geometry so even an answer that this question doesn't make any sense can be very helpful. As far as i understand: There are different models of a plane where hyperbolic ...
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area form of the Poincare half plane

For the upper half plane $\{(u,v)|v>0\}$, its area form is $du\wedge dv/v^2$. How to compute the area between the u axis and the curve $\alpha(t)=(r\cos t, r\sin t)$, $0< t < \pi$? Is this ...
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Distance between a point and the origin in Poincaré Disk

How to calculate the distance between the origin and the point $p=(a,0)$, $a>0$, using the metric $g = \frac{4}{(1-x^2-y^2)^2}(dx^2+dy^2)$? I don't how to use correctly these $dx^2$'s
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Dirichlet Domain of a Fuchsian Group

Recall that a Fuchsian group is a discrete group $\Gamma \leq PSL(2, \mathbb{R})$ and that a Dirichlet domain for $\Gamma$ is a set $D \subset \mathbb{H}^2$ of the form $$\{z \in \mathbb{H}^2: d(z, p) ...
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Prove that a transformation from the hyperbolic group can not be loxodromic.

Prove that a transformation from the hyperbolic group can not be loxodromic. I know a loxodromic λ = kei$^\theta$ with k not equal to 1 and theta not equal to 0. But I'm unsure how to go after that, ...
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software to decide whether a 2-generator subgroup of PSL(2,R) is discrete/free

Gilman developed an algorithm with polynomial complexity that, given two elements in PSL(2,R), decides whether the group they generate is free/discrete or not. I was wondering whether anybody ever ...
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parametrise equation of a hyperbola

Any point on an ellipse can be wrttien as $(a\cos\theta,b\sin\theta)$, How could we genarilse this to a hyperbola?
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Constructing a differential equation for hyperbolic crochet

There is plenty of information about hyperbolic geometry and its melding with crochet, however I have yet to find an exact equation for determining the number of stitches in each row. I will try to ...