On minimal ideal triangulations of cusped hyperbolic 3-manifolds

William Jaco, Hyam Rubinstein, Jonathan Spreer and Stephan Tillmann


Previous work of the authors studies minimal triangulations of closed 3-manifolds using a characterisation of low degree edges, embedded layered solid torus subcomplexes and 1-dimensional \(\mathbb{Z}_2\)-cohomology. The underlying blueprint is now used in the study of minimal ideal triangulations. As an application, it is shown that the monodromy ideal triangulations of the hyperbolic once-punctured torus bundles are minimal.

AMS Subject Classification: Primary 57Q15; secondary 57N10, 57M50, 57M27.

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Thursday, October 24, 2019