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

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Question on proof in “Primer on MCGs”

This is a question about the proof of Proposition 1.4 in Farb and Margalit's "Primer on Mapping Class Groups" (in v. 5.0, it is on page 37 in the PDF, which you can download here). The proposition ...
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What is the cardinality of a subset of the hyperbolic upper half plane?

Given a subset of the hyperbolic upper half plane, say an ideal triangle (so with vertices on the boundary), what is the cardinality of all points contained in the interior?
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Finding Möbius transformation from fixed points

Given a non-parabolic transformation which is also an orientation preserving isometry in the hyperbolic upper half plane union the boundary, if I know the two fixed points and they are two different ...
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Two hyperbolic surfaces corresponding to conjugate Fuchsian groups are isometric

I have a basic question : a) Suppose $\gamma $ and $ \gamma' $ be conjugate Fuchsian groups acting freely and properly discontinuously on the upper half-plane H to produce two Riemann surfaces $ ...
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How to analyze triangles in Lobachevsky geometry?

I got an assignment to prove certain things about right triangles in Lobachevsky geometry, but so far I don't know where to start. What model is the best for studying these objects? What is the ...
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What is the connection of the sequence 3, 4, 5/3, 2/3, 1 with deep topics?

Quote from Don Zagier (Mathematicians: An Outer View of the Inner World): " I like explicit, hands-on formulas. To me they have a beauty of their own. They can be deep or not. As an example, ...
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Geodesic on half-plane determined by tangent vector

The upper-half plane $\mathbb H$ carries a hyperbolic metric and the geodesics are semicircles with base on the real line. We consider oriented geodesics. Let $x \in \mathbb H$ and let $v$ be a unit ...
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Hyperbolic geometry. 3 dimensions. What is not well understood?

According to Mathworld, hyperbolic geometry is well understood in 2 dimensions but not in 3 dimensions. http://mathworld.wolfram.com/HyperbolicGeometry.html What isn't well understood about ...
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Area of a triangle $\propto\pi-\alpha-\beta-\gamma$

A hyperbolic geometry is a non-Euclidian geometry with constant negative curvature. It has the property that given a line and a point, many lines can be drawn containing the point that never meet the ...
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Hyperbolic critters studying Euclidean geometry

You've spent your whole life in the hyperbolic plane. It's second nature to you that the area of a triangle depends only on its angles, and it seems absurd to suggest that it could ever be otherwise. ...