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

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Geodesics of the Hyperbolic Plane.

Using the coordinates $\alpha=\log \frac{1+r}{1-r}$ and $\theta$ where $(r,\theta)$ are the usual polar coordinates, show that the segment of the y axis between $(0,0)$ and $(0,r)$ where $0<r<1$ ...
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Showing reflections are hyperbolic isometries in $\mathbb{D}$.

I am interested in showing that isometries in $\mathbb{D}$ are either conformal self-maps in $\mathbb{D}$ or they are compositions of conformal self-maps with $z\mapsto \bar{z}$. It is given that ...
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Invariance of measure on upper half plane

The upper half plane has the measure $|y|^{-2}dxdy$. Show that it is invariant under the action of $SL(2, \mathbb{R})$. I don't understand what any of this means. First, I don't understand what they ...
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Hyperbolic inversions are transitive on unit vectors at $x \in D$

Consider the Poincaré model in which the hyperbolic plane is the interior of a disk $D$, and a point $x$ in it with two vectors $v$ and $w$ of the same length attached. The reflection with respect to ...
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How to construct a triangle with divergently parallel perpendicular bisectors?

I'm pretty sure it is possible to construct a triangle in the Klein model of hyperbolic geometry such that the perpendicular bisectors are divergently parallel, but I'm struggling to do so. I've been ...
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conformal map/Mobius transformation from annulus to $\mathbb{C}\setminus \overline{D(0,1)}$

Does there exist a conformal bijection/Mobius transformation from the open unit disk to the whole complex plane? Does there exist a conformal bijection/Mobius transformation from the annulus $\{z\in ...
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Horocycles in $\mathbb{H}$ and how to measure the distance between them.

Suppose we are looking at the hyperbolic plane $\mathbb{H}$ with usual metric. Now let $u,v \in \mathbb{R} (u < v)$ and consider the unique geodesic joining them. Now consider horocylces at both $u ...
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Why does $\mathrm{Aut}(\mathbb{H}) = \mathrm{Isom}^{+}(\mathbb{H})$?

Suppose $T \in \mathrm{Isom}^{+}(\mathbb{H})$ . With out loss of generality we may assume that $T$ fixes two points $P,P′$ on the imaginary axis $i\mathbb{R}$. Now let $Q \in \mathbb{H}$. Since ...
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Triangular tiling of hyperbolic plane

I'm currently trying to read an interesting paper having to do with embedding graphs in hyperbolic spaces. Namely, "Geographic Routing Using Hyperbolic Space" by Robert Kleinberg. Link: ...
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Big picture question about the Thurston Metric on Teichmüller Space

I'm having difficulty in appreciating the significance of the Thurston metric on Teichmüller space. It seems like a lot of work to develop the theory of this asymmetric metric space with fewer ...
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Prove that the Euclid's parallel postulate is false on the hyperboloid model

Consider the two-dimensional case, i.e. of the hyperbolic place. Define our hyperboloid as the set of points $x=(x_1,x_2,x_3)$ in 3-space (note: Minkowski space, but not needed for this problem) that ...
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Finding a fundamental polygon for two-generator subgroup of PSL(2,R)

Suppose we are given two hyperbolic isometries $A$ and $B$ with intersecting axes. Assume also that the commutator $\left[A,B\right]$ is an elliptic element (perhaps of infinite order). I would like ...
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What is the most accurate definition of the hyperboloid model of hyperbolic geometry?

For simplicity, let's focus on the two-dimensional case (the hyperbolic plane in 3-space). I have seen the hyperboloid model defined as variations on the following i) The positive sheet of a ...
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What is PSU(1,1) PSU(2,1)? Is there a general group of the form PSU(n,m)?

I have seen it written about groups PSU(1,1), PSU(2,1). But what exactly are these? The definitions were not given, and I can't seem to find a definition online. Moreover is there a general class of ...
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What does it mean when someone writes $ds = \frac{1}{y}(dx^2+dy^2)$?

What does it mean when someone writes $ds = \frac{1}{y}(dx^2+dy^2)$? (I have seen this is written in the setting of hyperbolic space.) But essentially I have no idea as to how to interpret this ...
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Defining a Hyperbolic Metric in a General Surface S

I hope someone can help me or give a ref. I'm trying to understand the general way in which one defines a hyperbolic metric on a given surface $\Sigma$ ( and, if not too complicated, on a manifold of ...
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Does distance in hyperbolic space satisfy such properties which Euclidean distance have?

In Euclidean space $E^n$, the distance between two points $x, y$ is just $|x-y|$, and for each fixed $x_0$, the image $y\to\nabla_x|x_0-y|$ is $S^{n-1}$, so it satisfies ...
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Definition of PU(2,1)?

I know what the unitary group of complex matrices $U(n)$ is, and what $PU(n) = PSU(n) = SU(n)/(\mathbb{Z}/n)$ is. However, I found in an article mentioned $PU(2,1)$, the group of bi-holomorphisms of ...
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Constructing a regular right angled hyperbolic hexagon

I would like to construct a regular right angled hexagon in a klein model. I'm having a hard time understanding why this method works, here is what my professor did in class. Any additional comments ...
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hyperbolic geometry (and circle ) construction problem

Was thinking about hyperbolic geometry, the Poincare Disk Model and Sweikarts constant and combined them all in a construction puzzle that I was unable to solve. My construction puzzle: Given: A ...
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Is the hyperbolic plane the only simply connected hyperbolic 2-manifold?

Let $S$ be a simply connected Riemannian 2-manifold with everywhere negative curvature. Is $S$ necessarily diffeomorphic to $\mathbb{R}^2$?
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Does a lattice in $PSL(2,\mathbb{R})$ stabilizing $\infty$ have a domain with vertex at $\infty$?

Suppose $\Gamma$ is a lattice in $PSL(2, \mathbb{R})$ acting on the upper half plane. Suppose that the stabilizer in $\Gamma$ of the point at infinity is nontrivial. Does it then follow that the ...
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Circle-Circle intersection area in the hyperbolic space

Is there any closed formula for the area of the intersection of two circles in the hyperbolic plane $\mathbb{H}^2$? The two circles have radii $R, R'$ and a distance of $d$ between centers. If ...
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Using the Gromov product in inappropriate ways

The Gromov product $(x,y)_z=1/2(d(z,x)+d(z,y)-d(y,x)$ is used in Gromov hyperbolic groups to measure how long two rays stay together or how thin a triangle is. In particular, if $(x,y)_z=n$ in a ...
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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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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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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 ...