Hyperbolic Geometry

The geometry of the hyperbolic plane has been an active and fascinating field of mathematical inquiry for most of the past two centuries. This book provides a self-contained introduction to the subject, suitable for third or fourth year undergraduates. The basic approach taken is to define hyperboli...

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Main Author: Anderson, James W.
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: London Springer London 2005, 2005
Edition:2nd ed. 2005
Series:Springer Undergraduate Mathematics Series
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:The geometry of the hyperbolic plane has been an active and fascinating field of mathematical inquiry for most of the past two centuries. This book provides a self-contained introduction to the subject, suitable for third or fourth year undergraduates. The basic approach taken is to define hyperbolic lines and develop a natural group of transformations preserving hyperbolic lines, and then study hyperbolic geometry as those quantities invariant under this group of transformations. Topics covered include the upper half-plane model of the hyperbolic plane, Möbius transformations, the general Möbius group, and their subgroups preserving the upper half-plane, hyperbolic arc-length and distance as quantities invariant under these subgroups, the Poincaré disc model, convex subsets of the hyperbolic plane, hyperbolic area, the Gauss-Bonnet formula and its applications. This updated second edition also features: an expanded discussion of planar models of the hyperbolic plane arising from complex analysis; the hyperboloid model of the hyperbolic plane; brief discussion of generalizations to higher dimensions; many new exercises. The style and level of the book, which assumes few mathematical prerequisites, make it an ideal introduction to this subject and provides the reader with a firm grasp of the concepts and techniques of this beautiful part of the mathematical landscape.
Physical Description:XII, 276 p. 21 illus online resource
ISBN:9781846282201