Pseudo-Anosov extensions and degree one maps between hyperbolic surface bundles

Research paper by Michel Boileau, Yi Ni, Shicheng Wang

Indexed on: 25 Sep '05Published on: 25 Sep '05Published in: Mathematics - Geometric Topology


Let $F',F$ be any two closed orientable surfaces of genus $g'>g\ge 1$, and $f:F\to F$ be any pseudo-Anosov map. Then we can "extend" $f$ to be a pseudo-Anosov map $f':F'\to F'$ so that there is a fiber preserving degree one map $M(F',f')\to M(F,f)$ between the hyperbolic surface bundles. Moreover the extension $f'$ can be chosen so that the surface bundles $M(F',f')$ and $M(F,f)$ have the same first Betti numbers.