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

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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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Geometric construction of hyperbolic trigonometric functions

If we have a circle we can geometrically construct the trigonometric functions as shown. The functions all derive from sin and cos. If we say that the circle is a conic section and imagine it on the ...
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Books for Hyperbolic Geometry.

I want to read hyperbolic geometry. Can any one suggest some good books on the topic.
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The law of sines in hyperbolic geometry

What is the geometrical meaning of the constant $k$ in the law of sines, $\frac{\sin A}{\sinh a} = \frac{\sin B}{\sinh b} = \frac{\sin C}{\sinh c}=k$ in hyperbolic geometry? I know the meaning of 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. ...
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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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Hyperbolic geometry

Post Number: 45 Posted on Friday, 22 March, 2013 - 04:48 pm: I was asked the following question and i do not have any clue on these. Could anyone help me in the beginning of this? Show that there ...
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Möbius Transforms that preserve the unit disk

Say I wish to prove that every möbius transformation of the unit disk onto itself can be written in the form $A(z) = e^{i\theta}\frac{z+a}{1+\bar{a}z}$, where $\theta$ is a real number and $a$ is a ...
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prove that the sum of the angles in any triangle is less than 180 in hyperbolic geometry (or poincare model).

We could use poincare disc model as a hyperbolic geometry model. I have difficulty understanding poincare disc model. So is there someone to help?
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Is the shortest path in flat hyperbolic space straight relative to Euclidean space?

I have the following metric $$ ds^2 = dt^2-dx^2 $$ and I wanted to prove to myself that the shortest path for this metric is straight. I used the following relation $x=f(t)$ and $$ S = ...
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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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Curvature of De Sitter's space: where does the sign comes?

Consider $\Bbb L^3 = (\Bbb R^3, {\rm d}s^2)$, where: $${\rm d}s^2 = {\rm d}x^2 + {\rm d}y^2 - {\rm d}z^2.$$ We have both the hyperbolic space: $$\Bbb H^2(-1) = \{(x,y,z) \in \Bbb L^3 \mid ...
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Riemann surface with punctures corresponds to a hyperbolic surface with cusps

I am reading a paper on Riemann surfaces and the author used the fact that $\{$Riemann surfaces with genus $g$ and $n$ punctures$\}$ is in one-to-one correspondence with $\{$ hyperbolic surfaces ...
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Does anyone know a good hyperbolic geometry software program?

We are currently using this program called NonEuclid but it is a little frustrating to use sometimes and I was wondering if anyone knows another program for hyperbolic geometry.
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Symbolic coordinates for a hyperbolic grid?

Rephrasing     (one year later)    (original question is below) Apparently the original question wasn't clear, or nobody knows an answer (or both). So I will try to rephrase it. Look at your ...
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Expression of the Hyperbolic Distance in the Upper Half Plane

While looking for an expression of the hyperbolic distance in the Upper Half Plane $\mathbb{H}=\{z=x +iy \in \mathbb{C}| y>0\},$ I came across two different expressions. Both of them in Wikipedia. ...
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What's the connection between “hyperbolic” inner product spaces and the hyperbolic plane?

In Jacobson's Basic Algebra I, in Kaplansky's Linear algebra and geometry and in Artin's Geometric algebra, a hyperbolic plane is defined to be a two-dimensional, nondegenerate inner product space ...
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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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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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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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Translating a Euclidean proof to hyperbolic language..

User HyperLuminal asked for help to prove the following statement: Connecting the feet of the altitudes of a given triangle, we obtain another triangle for with the altitudes of the original ...
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Help me to remember $\operatorname{cosh}^{2}(y) -\operatorname{sinh}^{2}(y)=1$, some easy verification and deduction?

I can faintly visualize some way of deducing this formula with exponential functions but forgot it. How do you remember it? Suppose you just forget whether it is plus-or-minus there, how do you find ...
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“isometric invariant” vs “isometric” what do these term mean?

I am now hopelessly confused: There is Hilberts Theorem https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hilbert%27s_theorem_%28differential_geometry%29 . that implies that there are no isometric embeddings of the ...
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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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Riemann surface arising as a quotient of the upper half-plane.

Let $H$ be the upper half-plane $\{z \in \mathbb C \mid \Im(z) > 0\}$. For a fixed real $\lambda > 0$, let be the automorphism $$d_\lambda : H \to H, z \mapsto \lambda z .$$ Denote $\Gamma$ the ...
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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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Hyperbolic area and $SL_2$

Given that $\mu(A) := \iint_{A}\frac{\mathrm dx\mathrm dy}{y^2}$ where $A \subset H$ and $H$ is the upper half-plane, I need to show that: a. The measure $\mu$ is invariant under all $g \in ...
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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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Complex hyperbolic Trigonometry

When faced with the equation $\cos{z}=\sqrt{2}$ I want to solve for z so I break it up into a sum $z=x+iy$ and get: $\cos{z}=\cos{x}\cosh{y}-i \sin{x} \sinh{y}$ equating real and imaginary parts I ...
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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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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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Is there a hyperbolic geometry equivalent to Möbius transformations in spherical geometry?

There is a sense in which all "interesting" properties of functions in spherical geometry are invariant under conjugation by a Möbius transformation. The reason is that the Möbius transformations ...
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limit set of Kleinian grouos with closed manifolds as quotient

I'm trying to convince myself that if $M\cong\mathbb{H}^3/G$ is a closed hyperbolic 3-manifold then the limit set $\Lambda(G)$ equals the whole Riemann sphere $S_\infty^2$. My idea of the proof goes ...
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Models of hyperbolic geometry

Wikipedia states the following: [The Poincaré half-plane model of hyperbolic geometry] is named after Henri Poincaré, but originated with Eugenio Beltrami, who used it, along with the Klein model ...
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Representation of hyperbolas.

I am well aware of the matrix representation for rotation of points on a circle with reals $$M_{R(\theta)} = \left(\begin{array}{rr} \cos(\theta) & \sin(\theta) \\ -\sin(\theta) & ...
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Question regarding the projective models of the anti-de-Sitter spaces and good online references for learning them from the scratch? (Specifics below)

As my title says above, I am trying to find answers to and also good online reference where I can find complete description of projective models of hyperbolic space, de-Sitter space and anti-de-Sitter ...
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Existence of unique circle passing through interior points of unit disk meeting the boundary orthogonally

I am a self-studies and this is a hw problem from a complex analysis scourse I've been doing. The problem set pertains to the topic Automorphism Groups and has a high concentration of fractional ...
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Universal Cover of a Surface with Boundary. What does Cantor set on Boundary Correspond to?

I am trying to understand in more detail the answer to: Universal Cover of a Surface (with Boundary) It is mentioned that the universal cover of a hyperbolic surface $S$ with geodesic boundary is a ...
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which surfaces have (for a large area) a constant negative curvature?

There is no surface in $ R^3 $ that can represent the complete hyperbolic plane (Hilberts theorem) so we always have to do with a surface that is not completely equivalent, has a cusp somewhere, but ...
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Isometries of a hyperbolic quadratic form

I am reading an article that says "The group of isometries (of a hyperbolic space) of a hyperbolic quadratic form in two variables is isomorphic to the semi-direct product $\mathbb{R} \rtimes ...
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A book to study about hyperbolic plane, hyperbolic translations, etc.

In this paper, page $6$, the authors state the following: The translations of the hyperbolic plane are defined as products of two central symmetries; the set of hyperbolic translations forms a ...
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Gromov boundary — TFAE

I am a newcomer to hyperbolic geometry and was trying to understand some of it in the context of dynamics, for reading certain literature. Let a discrete subgroup $G$ of $SL_2(\mathbb R)$ act on the ...
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Hyperbolic geometry and the Triangle Inequality

In Is the shortest path in flat hyperbolic space straight relative to Euclidean space? I answered by refering to the Triangle Inequality (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triangle_inequality , Euclid's ...
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Distance in the $y$-axis of the hyperbolic plane

I'm reading Stillwell's Geometry of Surfaces but I'm having a little bit of trouble because my background in calculus isn't great, I'm struggling with these problems: In the upper half-plane model, ...
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Distance from point to line segment in Poincaré disk model

I'm trying to build a geometric datastructure in hyperbolic space. For that purpose, I'm using the Poincaré disk model. The distance between two points can be calculated with the hyperbolic law of ...
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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 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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Problem about alternate angle on poincare disc model.

If two alternate angles are same, two poincare lines are parallel. (i.e. If two poincare lines cut by a transversal have a pair of congruent alternate interior angles, then the two poincare lines are ...
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How does my Beltrami-Klein model look?

Did I sketch the picture right based off of the specific instructions given in the problem?
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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 ...