# Projective structures and bending properties of surface diffeomorphisms

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We consider the Teichmueller space of hyperbolic and convex projective

structures on a closed surface and introduce a notion of bending of a diffeomorphism

between two surfaces, each endowed with a projective structure. These bending properties give rise to a notion of distance on Teichmueller space, and we study

Teichmueller space through this distance by considering the geometric

bending properties diffeomorphisms display.