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

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Comparing metric tensors of the Poincare and the Klein disk models of hyperbolic geometry

I was trying to compare the metric tensor at the wikipedia pages of the Beltrami Klein model https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klein_disk_model and the metric tensor of the Poincare disk model at ...
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What is the name of this (circumscribed) triangle?

I am meeting the following triangle more and more in my investigations of ideal triangles in the Beltrami Klein model of hyperbolic geometry. That made me wonder: is there a name for it? (And does it ...
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Poles of normals in xy=c^2 [on hold]

How to find locus of poles of normal chords of a rectangular hyperbola? I've tried to solve it using a general equation of the normal in vain.
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Show that $\int_{-T}^T |\zeta(\frac{1}{2} + it)|^4 \, dt \sim T \log(T)^4 $

I have been reading about "mean value theorems in number theory" such as $$\int_{-T}^T |\zeta(\frac{1}{2} + it)|^4 \, dt \sim T \log(T)^4 $$ How to prove such a result? One source says it is ...
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Comparing/contrasting hyperbolic and Euclidean geometry - or, on how ${\rm PSO}_2(\Bbb R)$ sits inside ${\rm PSL}_2(\Bbb R)$

I am studying hyperbolic geometry, in particular comparing and contrasting it with familiar Euclidean geometry. Let $\Bbb E$ be the Euclidean plane, and $G={\rm Iso}^+(\Bbb E)$ be the group of ...
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Are hyperbolic surfaces dynamic? [closed]

Is a hyperbolic surface dynamic? If you stack hyperbolic surfaces, can maximums and minimums interact?
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An interesting point of a triangle. (Help needed to prove a statement.)

Consider a triangle whose sides are segments of $\color{red}{\text{line}}$, $\color{blue}{\text{line}}$, $\color{green}{\text{line}}$ falling in the circum-circle $c$. Let ...
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Finding angles of hyperbolic triangles

I am trying to learn about how to find the angles of hyperbolic triangles. Now below is a problem: It has all the steps but I am not understanding the concept (the ones that are underlined in green ...
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Jacobian for Partial Iwasawa Coordinates

I am working through Terras' Harmonic Analysis, V2, and am stuck on I believe a notational point. We are asked to show that for ...
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Hyperbolic Ideal Triangle

I have everything pretty much figured out everything but I need help proving the unique point formed by the three perpendiculars in the picture
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Ideal Triangles and Klein Beltrami Disc

I'm trying to prove something with the ideal triangle in hyperbolic geometry and someone told me that the ideal triangle looks like a euclidean triangle inscribed in a circle in the Klein Beltrami ...
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For what $n$ does a hyperbolic regular $n$-gon exist around a circle?

Does there exist a relationship in terms of $r$ and $n$ to represent how large $n$ must be if $r$ of the circle is given in the hyperbolic plane? (The edges of the regular $n$-gon are tangent to the ...
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circumscribe a regular polygon around a circle in hyperbolic geometry [duplicate]

In the hyperbolic plane, let a circle of radius r be given. If we want to circumscribe a regular polygon with n sides around this circle (i.e., if we want the sides of the polygon to be tangents of ...
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Euclidean circle in complex plane

I am reading Anderson's Hyperbolic Geometry and am having trouble with one of the Exercises in Chapter 1: Consider the unit circle $\mathbb{S}^1=\{z \in \mathbb{C} \text{ s.t. }|z|=1\}$. Let $A$ be a ...
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Hyperbolic geometry and polygons around Circles [duplicate]

Is there a way to determine the number of sides of a regular polygon based on a given radius of a circle that is tangent to all the sides of the polygon circumscribed around the circle in a hyperbolic ...
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Circles inscribed in regular polygons in hyperbolic geometry

Does the radius of a circle matter when determining the number sides of a regular polygon in hyperbolic geometry? The sides must be tangent to the circle. Can't I just use an equilateral triangle ...
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Hyperbolic quadrilaterals : Opposite sides of the quadrilateral cannot intersect

Suppose that a hyperbolic quadrilateral $ABCD$ satisfies $h(A, B) = h(C, D), h(B, C) = h(A, D)$. Mark each of the following claims about the quadrilateral as true or false: Opposite angles of the ...
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Difference between the (Euclidean) hyperboloid and the (Hyperbolic) hyperboloid model.

I am getting completely confused on the differences and similarities between the (Euclidean) Hyperboloid and the (Hyperbolic) Hyperboloid Model and it looks like some people just mixthem upo ...
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Hyperbolloid Model Translations

Although the hyperboloid model of hyperbolic geometry has natural analogues of reflections and rotations, I am having trouble finding any linear transformation which is distance preserving and ...
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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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Shortest path on hyperboloid

On the sphere $S^2$, the shortest path between two points is the great circle path. How about $H^2$, the hyperboloid $x^2+y^2-z^2=-1, z\ge 1$, with the Euclidean distance? Is there a formula for the ...
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Given a non-ideal hyperbolic triangle and the Euclidean comparison triangle with equal side lengths, are the interiors of the two bi-Lipschitz?

Fix three finite real numbers $p,q,r > 0$. Up to isometry, there is a unique 2-simplex $\Delta$ in the Euclidean plane bounded by a geodesic triangle with these three reals $p,q,r$ as side-lengths. ...
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Show that the hyperbolic expression for tan comes into agreement with the euclidean expression

Show that as the hyperbolic length scale goes to 0 the hyperbolic expression for $ \tan \theta$ comes into agreement with the Euclidean expression. I have a hyperbolic right triangle with sides r, x, ...
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Prove this equality about hyperbolic right triangles

If K is the area of a hyperbolic right triangle ABC in which the right angle is at C, prove that $$ \sin K=\frac{ \sinh a \sinh b}{1+\cosh a\cosh b}$$ My attempt at the solution: I basically need ...
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Cusp-end in the universal covering

Let $M$ be a n-dimensional hyperbolic manifold with finite volume. Then as a consequence of the Margulis-Lemma we have a decomposition in different types of ends. So let $C$ be a cusp-end. Then there ...
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Hyperbolic Geometry and Circles

How does the angle of parallelism relate to the arc of a circle and a point outside? In Hyperbolic Geometry, I'm trying to figure out what happens to the "visibility" of a circle when a point ...
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Finding the hyperbolic length in a hyperbolic right triangle

Question: In a hyperbolic right angled triangle, the two legs have hyperbolic lengths of $3$ and $4$. What is the hyperbolic length of the hypotenuse? Is this larger or smaller than $5$? I'm having ...
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Scale and the models of the hyperbolic plane

I was reading somewhere (sorry I always forget where) that the scale of the Poincare Half plane is y (the vertical) So at the boundary line the scale is $ 0 $ or $ ( 1 : \infty ) $. at the ...
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Why do lines in the poincare model meet the infinite edge at right angles?

I know the lines are generated by projecting geodesics on a hyperboloid to a plane and the boundary of the disk comes from the asymptotic cone around the hyperboloid, but I just don't see why the ...
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What is vectors straddle a plane mean?

There is a condition in a paper, saying that two vectors straddle a plane. How can we transfer this condition to a equation? Because I have another 5 equations and need this one to solve 6 unknowns. ...
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Finding the euclidean centers of the geodesics AB, AC, and BC

I am trying to learn about finding the angles in hyperbolic geometry and I am trying to understand this example given in Stahl's Introduction to topology and geometry. You can notice that there is a ...
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Can an isometry of the hyperbolic plane that maps a circle to a disjoint circle have a fixed point?

Can an isometry of the hyperbolic plane that maps a circle (centred on the real line) to a disjoint circle (also centred on the real line) have a fixed point? By disjoint, I mean that the two circles ...
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What are the interesting applications of hyperbolic geometry?

I am aware that, historically, hyperbolic geometry was useful in showing that there can be consistent geometries that satisfy the first 4 axioms of Euclid's elements but not the fifth, the infamous ...
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Find the hyperbolic distance in the upper hyperbolic plane

Let $A=(0,112), B=(0,126), C=(98,112)$ be points in the hyperbolic upper half plane H. Find the hyperbolic distances $d_h(A,B), d_h(A,C), d_h(B,C)$. Every answer should be in the form of a ...
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Spherical and Hyperbolic lines in the Extended Complex Plane.

We work in the Extended Complex Plane: $ \mathbb{C} \cup (\infty)$. Basically, say we have two points, $z_1$ and $z_2$. It can be shown that, on stereographic projection of the Riemann Sphere onto ...
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Construct a circle cutting two other circles at right angles

I have the following problem: On a line $l$ on this line are the centers of two circles $C_1$ and $C_2$ . Circles $C_1$ and $C_2$ do not intersect and are not tangent to eachother. (but one could be ...
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Derivatives of hyperbolic functions and Osborne's rule.

I am slightly confused when it comes to Osborne's rule when you take derivatives of hyperbolic functions. For example. The derivative of cotx is -cosec^2x, so there is a product of sines. So should ...
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Identification of polygon edges

In Klein's famous example of regular 14-gon made of 336 copies of (2,3,7) triangles, he used identification for edges such that side 2i+1 is identified with side 2i+6 (mod 14). But I wonder how could ...
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Extending the metric of a hyperbolic surface with boundary to its double

Let $M$ be a hyperbolic surface with totally geodesic boundary. Taking the double $DM$ of $M$, it is easy to see using Euler characteristic that $DM$ is itself a hyperbolic surface (without boundary). ...
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Find the 3 angles of the hyperbolic triangle

A(0,5) B(0,2) C(4,2) In Euclidean geometry the three points given are the vertices of a right-angled triangle. Find the three angles of the hyperbolic triangle with vertices A,B,C. Find the ...
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Reference: In every free homotopy class is a unique minimizing closed geodesic

Does anyone know a reference for the following result: Let $M$ be a compact hyperbolic manifold/manifold with strict negative curvature . Then in every non-trivial free homotopy class of $M$ there ...
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How to formulate the hyperbolic parallel postulate for more than dimensions?

To formulate the hyperbolic parallel postulate for the hyperbolic 2 dimensional (plane) is easy: Given any line ''L'' and point ''P'' not on ''L'', there are at least two distinct lines passing ...
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Why do we use cosh to define the angle between two vectors in hyperbolic geometry?

I can kind of see why this works when we use the regular dot product, but I don't understand why this is still true when we use the dot product adapted for hyperbolic geometry?
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Find the equation of the conjugate of the hyperbola $xy+4-4x-2y=0$

Problem : Find the equation of the conjugate of the hyperbola $xy+4-4x-2y=0$ My approach : Solution : After simplifying the given equation of the hyperbola $(y-4)(x-2)=4$ $\Rightarrow $ ...
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curves in Poincare half space (3 dimensional hyperbolic geometry)

Okay maybe I am going a bit ahead of my self The Poincare half plane still has many mysteries for me But still I was puzzeling about the 3 dimensional variant of it. So lets assume an hyperbolic 3 ...
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Is there any textbook about computing the automorphism group of the triangle group?

For example computing the automorphism group of the 2 genus surface made by triangles (12,2,3) in the hyperbolic plane. In addition,if you know the trick of the computing the automorphism groups like ...
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Proving limit on angle of a hyperbolic right triangle

I'm trying to prove that for a right triangle $\Delta ABC$ with right angle $B$, the angle $BAC \le \sin^{-1}(sech AB)$ I'm not really able to find a way to bring this proof together. I've tried ...
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Length of a hypercycle.

I was a bit puzzeling about what is the length of a hypercycle, horocycle and the line segment between two points. and found out that if $h$ is the length of one of the two horocycles between P and ...
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Find the hyperbolic length of the geodesic segment

I'm reading my textbook and I'm trying to make sense of this example. So the place with the red star shows the actual process of calculating the hyperbolic length. My question is how they get the ...
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The locus of points forming a right angle, in nonzero curvature

Given a line segment $AB$ in the Euclidean plane, the locus of points which form a right angle with $A$ and $B$ is known to be a circle, with $AB$ as a diameter. Is this also true for a geodesic ...