Author Archives: Edray Herber Goins, Ph.D.
In Lecture 11 and Lecture 12, we discussed examples of Riemann Surfaces and their relation with the Riemann Sphere . Today, we put things into perspective by considering the larger picture: we discuss tesselations of the upper half plane, covering … Continue reading
Last time, we introduced the Fundamental Domain in terms of the extended complex plane . Felix Klein showed the existence of a function , invariant under , giving these isomorphisms. Today, we use Richard Dedekind‘s function to create similar functions … Continue reading
Over the past several lectures, we have focused on triangle groups and ways to tesselate both the plane and the sphere. In order to generalize this, we will focus on ways to tesselate compact, connected Riemann surfaces. Today we’ll begin … Continue reading
Recall that the collection of Möbius transformations is the group while the (ordinary) triangle group is the set This homework set is meant to discuss the relationship with these two sets. This assignment is due Friday, September 20, 2013 at … Continue reading
In the late 1700’s and early 1800’s, the French mathematician Augustin-Louis Cauchy (1789 – 1857) and German mathematician Bernhard Riemann (1826 – 1866) worked independently to create a theory of differentiating complex-valued functions . In order to define such functions, … Continue reading
In the previous lecture, we discussed how to draw triangles in the plane and on the unit sphere such that the triangles tile these surfaces. In this lecture, we discuss triangle groups in more detail by focusing on discrete symmetries … Continue reading