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2000 An implementation of the Bestvina-Handel algorithm for surface homeomorphisms
Peter Brinkmann
Experiment. Math. 9(2): 235-240 (2000).

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Bestvina and Handel have introduced an effective algorithm that determines whether a given homeomorphism of an orientable, possibly punctured surface is pseudo-Anosov. We present a Java software package that realizes this algorithm for surfaces with one puncture. It allows the user to define homeomorphisms in terms of Dehn twists, and in the pseudo-Anosov case it generates images of train tracks in the sense of Bestvina-Handel.

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Peter Brinkmann. "An implementation of the Bestvina-Handel algorithm for surface homeomorphisms." Experiment. Math. 9 (2) 235 - 240, 2000.

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Published: 2000
First available in Project Euclid: 22 February 2003

zbMATH: 0982.57005
MathSciNet: MR1780208

Subjects:
Primary: 57M60
Secondary: 37D20 , 37E30

Rights: Copyright © 2000 A K Peters, Ltd.

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