Mathematical Society of Japan Memoirs

Three-dimensional Orbifolds and Cone-Manifolds

Daryl Cooper, Craig D. Hodgson, and Steven P. Kerckhoff

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Daryl Cooper, Craig D. Hodgson, and Steven P. Kerckhoff

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MSJ Memoirs, Volume 5
Tokyo, Japan: The Mathematical Society of Japan, 2000
178 pp.

Publication date: 2000
First available in Project Euclid: 17 January 2014

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Primary: 57M50: Geometric structures on low-dimensional manifolds

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Daryl Cooper, Craig D. Hodgson and Steven P. Kerckhoff, Three-dimensional Orbifolds and Cone-Manifolds (Tokyo: The Mathematical Society of Japan, 2000)

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This volume provides an excellent introduction of the statement and main ideas in the proof of the orbifold theorem announced by Thurston in late 1981. It is based on the authors' lecture series entitled "Geometric Structures on 3-Dimensional Orbifolds" which was featured in the third MSJ Regional Workshop on "Cone-Manifolds and Hyperbolic Geometry" held on July 1-10, 1998, at Tokyo Institute of Technology. The orbifold theorem shows the existence of geometric structures on many 3-orbifolds and on 3-manifolds with symmetry. The authors develop the basic properties of orbifolds and cone-manifolds, extends many ideas from the differential geometry to the setting of cone-manifolds and outlines a proof of the orbifold theorem.