# Compact hyperbolic tetrahedra with non-obtuse dihedral angles.

Publicacions Matemàtiques (2006)

- Volume: 50, Issue: 1, page 211-227
- ISSN: 0214-1493

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topRoeder, Roland K.W.. "Compact hyperbolic tetrahedra with non-obtuse dihedral angles.." Publicacions Matemàtiques 50.1 (2006): 211-227. <http://eudml.org/doc/41578>.

@article{Roeder2006,

abstract = {Given a combinatorial description C of a polyhedron having E edges, the space of dihedral angles of all compact hyperbolic polyhedra that realize C is generally not a convex subset of RE. If C has five or more faces, Andreev's Theorem states that the corresponding space of dihedral angles AC obtained by restricting to non-obtuse angles is a convex polytope. In this paper we explain why Andreev did not consider tetrahedra, the only polyhedra having fewer than five faces, by demonstrating that the space of dihedral angles of compact hyperbolic tetrahedra, after restricting to non-obtuse angles, is non-convex. Our proof provides a simple example of the method of continuity, the technique used in classification theorems on polyhedra by Alexandrow, Andreev, and Rivin-Hodgson.},

author = {Roeder, Roland K.W.},

journal = {Publicacions Matemàtiques},

keywords = {Convexidad; Geometría hiperbólica; Poliedro; Tetraedros},

language = {eng},

number = {1},

pages = {211-227},

title = {Compact hyperbolic tetrahedra with non-obtuse dihedral angles.},

url = {http://eudml.org/doc/41578},

volume = {50},

year = {2006},

}

TY - JOUR

AU - Roeder, Roland K.W.

TI - Compact hyperbolic tetrahedra with non-obtuse dihedral angles.

JO - Publicacions Matemàtiques

PY - 2006

VL - 50

IS - 1

SP - 211

EP - 227

AB - Given a combinatorial description C of a polyhedron having E edges, the space of dihedral angles of all compact hyperbolic polyhedra that realize C is generally not a convex subset of RE. If C has five or more faces, Andreev's Theorem states that the corresponding space of dihedral angles AC obtained by restricting to non-obtuse angles is a convex polytope. In this paper we explain why Andreev did not consider tetrahedra, the only polyhedra having fewer than five faces, by demonstrating that the space of dihedral angles of compact hyperbolic tetrahedra, after restricting to non-obtuse angles, is non-convex. Our proof provides a simple example of the method of continuity, the technique used in classification theorems on polyhedra by Alexandrow, Andreev, and Rivin-Hodgson.

LA - eng

KW - Convexidad; Geometría hiperbólica; Poliedro; Tetraedros

UR - http://eudml.org/doc/41578

ER -

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