I have shown the second function is a isometry and if I can show the first function is as well, then that gurantess f is a local isometry right? The other thing is I'm not sure what showing f being well defined involves.

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- May 7th 2013, 08:11 AMPlato13Showing f is an isometry
I have shown the second function is a isometry and if I can show the first function is as well, then that gurantess f is a local isometry right? The other thing is I'm not sure what showing f being well defined involves.

- May 7th 2013, 10:55 AMxxp9Re: Showing f is an isometry
1. To show that f is well-defined you need to show that is one to one, so that . This is easy since sinh is one to one.

2. To show that f is locally isometric, show that first fundamental forms of the two surfaces are the same:

3. To show that f is not globally isometric, choose the two points (u,v)=(0,0) and

The two points on H is (0,0,0) and . The distance is since the z-axis lies on H.

The two points on C is (1,0,0) and (1,0,0), the same point. So the distance is 0. - May 10th 2013, 07:45 AMPlato13Re: Showing f is an isometry
Thanks kindly.