Discrete groups and geometry : papers dedicated to A.M. Macbeath, proceedings of a conference at Birmingham University

This book constitutes the proceedings of a conference held at the University of Birmingham to mark the retirement of Professor A. M. Macbeath. The papers represent up-to-date work on a broad spectrum of topics in the theory of discrete group actions, ranging from presentations of finite groups throu...

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Other Authors: Macbeath, A. M. (Editor), Harvey, William J. (Editor), Maclachlan, C. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1992
Series:London Mathematical Society lecture note series
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Collection: Cambridge Books Online - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Symmetries of modular surfaces / M. Akbas and D. Singerman
  • Lifting group actions to covering spaces / M.A. Armstrong
  • A combinatorial approach to the symmetries of M and M-1 Riemann surfaces / E. Bujalance and A.F. Costa
  • Inequalities for Pell equations and Fuchsian groups / J.H.H. Chalk
  • The Euler characteristic of graph products and of Coxeter groups / I.M. Chiswell
  • Infinite families of automorphism groups of Riemann surfaces / Marston D.E. Conder and Ravi S. Kulkarni
  • Planar hyperelliptic Klein surfaces and fundamental regions of N.E.C. groups / A.F. Costa and E. Martínez
  • An example of an infinite group / M. Edjvet
  • Moduli of Riemann surfaces with symmetry / G. González-Díez and W.J. Harvey
  • Modular groups, geometry and physics / W.J. Harvey
  • On automorphisms of free products / A.H.M. Hoare and M.K.F. Lai
  • The growth series of the Gieseking group / D.L. Johnson and H.-J. Song
  • Exceptional representations of PSL2(q) of monodromy genus zero / Gareth A. Jones
  • On the rank of NEC groups / Ralf Kaufmann and Heiner Zieschang
  • The geometry of bending quasi-Fuchsian groups / Christos Kourouniotis
  • Farey series and sums of continued fractions / Joseph Lehner
  • Commensurability classes of two-generator Fuchsian groups / C. Maclachlan and G. Rosenberger
  • Limit points via Schottky pairings / P.J. Nicholls and P.L. Waterman
  • Diagonalizing Eisenstein series III / R.A. Rankin
  • Some remarks on 2-generator hyperbolic 3-manifolds / A.W. Reid
  • Uniformization, graded Riemann surfaces and supersymmetry / P. Teofilatto
  • Generating sets for finite groups / Richard M. Thomas
  • Group actions on trees with and without fixed points / D.L. Wilkens