This quantity is meant as a self-contained advent to the fundamental notions of geometric staff concept, the most principles being illustrated with a variety of examples and workouts. One aim is to set up the principles of the idea of hyperbolic teams. there's a short dialogue of classical hyperbolic geometry, in an effort to motivating and illustrating this.
The notes are in response to a path given via the writer on the Tokyo Institute of know-how, meant for fourth 12 months undergraduates and graduate scholars, and will shape the root of the same path somewhere else. Many references to extra refined fabric are given, and the paintings concludes with a dialogue of assorted parts of modern and present research.
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