4 edition of **Combinatorics of train tracks** found in the catalog.

Combinatorics of train tracks

R. C. Penner

- 253 Want to read
- 35 Currently reading

Published
**1991**
by Princeton University Press in Princeton, N.J
.

Written in English

- Geodesics (Mathematics),
- CW complexes.,
- Combinatorial analysis.

**Edition Notes**

Includes bibliographical references.

Other titles | Train tracks. |

Statement | by R.C. Penner with J.L. Harer.. |

Series | Annals of mathematics studies -- no. 125 |

Contributions | Harer, J |

Classifications | |
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LC Classifications | QA649 |

The Physical Object | |

Pagination | p. cm. |

ID Numbers | |

Open Library | OL21623954M |

ISBN 10 | 0691087644, 0691025312 |

(shelved 4 times as combinatorics) avg rating — 1, ratings — published Want to Read saving. This book covers a wide variety of topics in combinatorics and graph theory. It includes results and problems that cross subdisciplines, emphasizing relationships between different areas of mathematics. In addition, recent results appear in the text, illustrating the fact that mathematics is a living discipline.

COMBINATORICS nn! 01 11 22 36 5 6 7 8 9 10 Table Values of the factorial function. each of these we have n¡1 ways to assign the second object, n¡2 for the third, and so forth. This proves the following theorem. Theorem The total number of permutations of a set Aof nelements is given by n¢(n ¡1 File Size: KB. 2 CHAPTER 1. COMBINATORICS factorial," and it is denoted by the shorthand notation, \N!".1 For the ﬂrst few integers, we have: 1! = 1 2! = 1¢2 = 2 3! = 1¢2¢3 = 6 4! = 1¢2¢3¢4 = 24 5! = 1¢2¢3¢4¢5 = 6! = 1¢2¢3¢4¢5¢6 = () As N increases, N! gets very big very example, 10! = 3;;, and 20! ¢ In Chapter 3 we’ll make good use of an File Size: 1MB.

Thurston, in his revolution of geometric topology, introduced train tracks to the study of surface di eomorphisms and of hyperbolic three-manifolds. The geometry and combinatorics of individual tracks have been carefully studied [25, 20, 19]. Equally important is the dynamical idea of splitting a train track. This leads to a deep connections File Size: KB. Discover Book Depository's huge selection of R C Penner books online. Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles.

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The first chapter treats the basic theory of train tracks as discovered by W. Thurston, including recurrence, transverse recurrence, and the explicit construction of a measured geodesic lamination from a measured train track. The subsequent chapters develop certain material from R.

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Families of measured geodesic laminations are described by specifying a train track in the surface, and the space of measured geodesic laminations is analyzed by studying.

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The study of train tracks was originally motivated by the following observation: If a generic lamination on a surface is looked at from a distance by a myopic person, it will look like a train track.

A switch in a train track models a point where two families of parallel curves in the lamination merge to become a single family, as shown in the.

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Here \discrete" (as opposed to continuous) typically also means nite, although we will consider some in nite structures as well. The existence, enumeration, analysis and optimization of.For 12 tracks that makes $2^{12}$ possibilities (using train tracks to implement binary numbers makes for heavy duty computers).

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