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Harmonic representatives for cuspidal cohomology classes

  • Józef Dodziuk
  • Jeffrey McGowan
  • Peter Perry
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Abstract

We give a construction of harmonic differentials that uniquely represent cohomology classes of a non-compact Riemann surface of finite topology. We construct these differentials by cutting off all cusps along horocycles and solving a suitable boundary value problem on the truncated surface. We then pass to the limit as the horocycle in each cusp recedes to infinity.

Key words

harmonic differentials non-compact Riemann surfaces 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.PHD Program in MathematicsGrad School and University Center (CUNY)New YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mathematical SciencesCentral Connecticut State UniversityNew BritainUSA
  3. 3.Department of MathematicsUniversity of KentuckyLexingtonUSA

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