Generalization of a formula of Wolpert for balanced geodesic graphs on closed hyperbolic surfaces. (arXiv:1711.03429v1 [math.GT])

A well-known theorem of Wolpert shows that the Weil-Petersson symplectic form on Teichm\"uller space, computed on two infinitesimal twists along simple closed geodesics on a fixed hyperbolic surface, equals the sum of the cosines of the intersection angles. We define an infinitesimal deformation starting from a more general object, namely a balanced geodesic graph, by which any tangent vector to Teichm\"uller space can be represented. We then prove a generalization of Wolpert's formula for these deformations. In the case of simple closed curves, we recover the theorem of Wolpert. 查看全文>>