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Linear progress in the complex of curves


Author: Joseph Maher
Journal: Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 362 (2010), 2963-2991
MSC (2000): Primary 37E30, 20F65, 60J10
Published electronically: January 21, 2010
MathSciNet review: 2592943
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Abstract: We show that a random walk on the mapping class group of an orientable surface of finite type makes linear progress in the relative metric, which is quasi-isometric to the complex of curves.


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Joseph Maher
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, College of Staten Island (CUNY), Staten Island, New York 10314
Email: joseph.maher@csi.cuny.edu

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9947-10-04903-2
PII: S 0002-9947(10)04903-2
Received by editor(s): February 8, 2008
Published electronically: January 21, 2010
Article copyright: © Copyright 2010 American Mathematical Society