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Horospherical flat surfaces in Hyperbolic 3-space

Preprint Series # 838
Izumiya, Shyuichi and Saji, Kentaro and Takahashi, Masatomo Horospherical flat surfaces in Hyperbolic 3-space. (2007);

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Recently we discovered a new geometry on submanifolds in hyperbolic $n$-space which is called {\it horospherical geometry}. Unfortunately this geometry is not invariant under the hyperbolic motions (it is invariant under the canonical action of $SO(n)$), but it has quite interesting features. For example, the flatness in this geometry is a hyperbolic invariant and the total curvatures are topological invariants. In this paper, we investigate the {\it horospherical flat surfaces} (flat surfaces in the sense of horospherical geometry) in hyperbolic $3$-space. Especially, we give a generic classification of singularities of such surfaces. As a consequence, we can say that such a class of surfaces has quite a rich geometric structure.

Item Type:Preprint
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Uncontrolled Keywords:Hyperbolic $3$-space, Horosphere, Horospherical geometry, Horo-flat surfaces, Singularities
ID Code:1688