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Earthquakes and tessellations of Teichmüller space


Authors: Peter Waterman and Scott Wolpert
Journal: Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 278 (1983), 157-167
MSC: Primary 32G15; Secondary 30F20
MathSciNet review: 697067
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Abstract: A brief exposition of the Teichmüller and earthquake theory is given for the once punctured torus. Using these ideas, computer plots, of the tessellation of Teichmüller space by the mapping class group and of the earthquake paths leaving a point, were generated. The algorithms for generating the plots are discussed.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9947-1983-0697067-7
Article copyright: © Copyright 1983 American Mathematical Society