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Groups Acting on Hyperbolic Space

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Beschreibung

This book is concerned with discontinuous groups of motions of the unique connected and simply connected Riemannian 3-manifold of constant curva ture -1, which is traditionally called hyperbolic 3-space. This space is the 3-dimensional instance of an analogous Riemannian manifold which exists uniquely in every dimension n :::: 2. The hyperbolic spaces appeared first in the work of Lobachevski in the first half of the 19th century. Very early in the last century the group of isometries of these spaces was studied by Steiner, when he looked at the group generated by the inversions in spheres. The ge ometries underlying the hyperbolic spaces were of fundamental importance since Lobachevski, Bolyai and Gauß had observed that they do not satisfy the axiom of parallels. Already in the classical works several concrete coordinate models of hy perbolic 3-space have appeared. They make explicit computations possible and also give identifications of the full group of motions or isometries with well-known matrix groups. One such model, due to H. Poincare, is the upper 3 half-space IH in JR . The group of isometries is then identified with an exten sion of index 2 of the group PSL(2,

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Klappentext

This book deals with a broad range of topics from the theory of automorphic functions on three-dimensional hyperbolic space and its arithmetic group theoretic and geometric ramifications. Starting off with several models of hyperbolic space and its group of motions the authors discuss the spectral theory of the Laplacian and Selberg's theory for cofinite groups. This culminates in explicit versions of the Selberg trace formula and the Selberg zeta-function. The interplay with arithmetic is demonstrated by means of the groups PSL(2) over rings and of quadratic integers, their Eisenstein series and their associated Hermitian forms. A rich chapter on concrete examples of arithmetic and non-arithmetic cofinite groups enhances the usefulness of this work for a wide circle of mathematicians.



Inhalt
1. Three-Dimensional Hyperbolic Space.- 2. Groups Acting Discontinuously on Three-Dimensional Hyperbolic Space.- 3. Automorphic Functions.- 4. Spectral Theory of the Laplace Operator.- 5. Spectral Theory of the Laplace Operator for Cocompact Groups.- 6. Spectral Theory of the Laplace Operator for Cofinite Groups.- 7. PSL(2) over Rings of Imaginary Quadratic Integers.- 8. Eisenstein Series for PSL(2) over Imaginary Quadratic Integers.- 9. Integral Binary Hermitian Forms.- 10. Examples of Discontinuous Groups.- References.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Groups Acting on Hyperbolic Space
Untertitel: Harmonic Analysis and Number Theory
Autor:
EAN: 9783642083020
ISBN: 3642083021
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Anzahl Seiten: 544
Gewicht: 814g
Größe: H235mm x B155mm x T29mm
Jahr: 2010
Auflage: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 1998

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