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HYPERBOLIC DEHN SURGERY It follows that T is determined by the three dihedral angles α, β and γ of edges incident to the ideal vertex v, and that α + β + γ = π. 3 Thus, dihedral angles of opposite edges are equal, and the oriented similarity class of L(v) does not depend on the choice of a vertex v! A geometric explanation of this phenomenon can be given as follows. Any two non-intersecting and non-parallel lines in H 3 admit a unique common perpendicular. Construct the three common perpendiculars s, t and u to pairs of opposite edges of T .
Similarly, if X is a point on the sphere at infinity, the horospheres “centered” at X are the surfaces orthogonal to all lines through X. In the Poincar´e disk model, a hyperbolic sphere is a Euclidean sphere in the interior of the disk, and a horosphere is a Euclidean sphere tangent to the unit sphere. The point X of tangency is the center of the horosphere. 8. HOROSPHERES. Concentric horocycles and orthogonal lines. 19 Translation along a line through X permutes the horospheres centered at X.
The Borromean rings complement. This is spanned by a two-complex which cuts the complement into two ideal octahedra: Thurston — The Geometry and Topology of 3-Manifolds 33 3. GEOMETRIC STRUCTURES ON MANIFOLDS Here is the corresponding gluing pattern of two octahedra. Faces are glued to their corresponding faces with 120◦ rotations, alternating in directions like gears. 5. The developing map. Let X be any real analytic manifold, and G a group of real analytic diffeomorphisms of X. Then an element of G is completely determined by its restriction to any open set of X.