A proof of Thurston's uniformization theorem of geometric orbifolds.



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Matsumoto, Yukio and Montesinos Amilibia, José María (1991) A proof of Thurston's uniformization theorem of geometric orbifolds. Tokyo Journal of Mathematics, 14 (1). pp. 181-196. ISSN 0387-3870

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The authors prove that every geometric orbifold is good. More precisely, let X be a smooth connected manifold, and let G be a group of diffeomorphisms of X with the property that if any two elements of G agree on a nonempty open subset of X, then they coincide on X. If Q is an orbifold which is locally modelled on quotients of open subsets of X by finite subgroups of G, then the authors prove that the universal orbifold covering of Q is a (G,X)-manifold. A similar theorem was stated, and the proof sketched, in W. Thurston's lecture notes on the geometry and topology of 3-manifolds.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:finite group action; orbifold covering; geometry
Subjects:Sciences > Mathematics > Topology
Sciences > Mathematics > Geometry
ID Code:22135
Deposited On:27 Jun 2013 17:00
Last Modified:12 Dec 2018 15:13

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