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**Noneuclidean Tessellations and Their Relation to Regge Trajectories** ()

The coefficients in the confluent hypergeometric equation specify the Regge trajectories and the degeneracy of the angular momentum states. Bound states are associated with real angular momenta while resonances are characterized by complex angular momenta. With a centrifugal potential, the half-plane is tessellated by crescents. The addition of an electrostatic potential converts it into a hydrogen atom, and the crescents into triangles which may have complex conjugate angles; the angle through which a rotation takes place is accompanied by a stretching. Rather than studying the properties of the wave functions themselves, we study their symmetry groups. A complex angle indicates that the group contains loxodromic elements. Since the domain of such groups is not the disc, hyperbolic plane geometry cannot be used. Rather, the theory of the isometric circle is adapted since it treats all groups symmetrically. The pairing of circles and their inverses is likened to pairing particles with their antiparticles which then go on to produce nested circles, or a proliferation of particles. A corollary to Laguerre’s theorem, which states that the euclidean angle is represented by a pure imaginary projective invariant, represents the imaginary angle in the form of a real projective invariant.

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*Journal of Modern Physics*, Vol. 4 No. 7, 2013, pp. 950-962. doi: 10.4236/jmp.2013.47128.

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