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Free subgroups of surface mapping class groups

Authors: James W. Anderson, Javier Aramayona and Kenneth J. Shackleton
Journal: Conform. Geom. Dyn. 11 (2007), 44-55
MSC (2000): Primary 20F65; Secondary 57M50
Published electronically: March 15, 2007
Corrigendum: Conform. Geom. Dyn. 13 (2009), 136-138.
MathSciNet review: 2295997
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Abstract: We quantify the generation of free subgroups of surface mapping class groups by pseudo-Anosov mapping classes in terms of their translation distance and the distance between their axes in Teichmüller’s metric. The method makes reference to Teichmüller space only.

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James W. Anderson
Affiliation: School of Mathematics, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ, England

Javier Aramayona
Affiliation: Mathematics Institute, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, England
MR Author ID: 796736

Kenneth J. Shackleton
Affiliation: Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques, Le Bois-Marie, 35 Route de Chartres, F-91440 Bures-sur-Yvette, France
Address at time of publication: Department of Mathematical and Computing Sciences, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2-12-1 O-okayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8552, Japan

Received by editor(s): May 15, 2006
Received by editor(s) in revised form: November 8, 2006
Published electronically: March 15, 2007
Additional Notes: The third author was partially supported by a short-term Japan Society for the Promotion of Science post-doctoral fellowship for foreign researchers, number PE05043.
Article copyright: © Copyright 2007 American Mathematical Society
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