Kentaro Ito

On continuous extension of grafting maps


The definition of the grafting operation for quasifuchsian groups is extended by Bromberg to all $b$-groups. Although the grafting maps are not necessarily continuous at boundary groups, in this paper, we show that the grafting maps take every "standard" convergent sequence to a convergent sequence. As a consequence of this result, we extend Goldman's grafting theorem for quasifuchsian groups to all boundary $b$-groups.

submission: 7 November, 2004

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