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Differential geometry of curves and surfaces

Author: Kristopher Tapp
Publisher: Switzerland : Springer, [2016] ©2016
Series: Undergraduate texts in mathematics.
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Even better, a south-pointing chariot helps one visualize a parallel vector field along any curve in any surface.In truth, the most profound application of differential geometry is to modern physics,  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kristopher Tapp
ISBN: 9783319397986 3319397982
OCLC Number: 950952497
Description: viii, 366 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction.- Curves.- Additional topics in curves.- Surfaces.- The curvature of a surface.- Geodesics.- The Gauss-Bonnet theorem.- Appendix A: The topology of subsets of Rn.- Recommended excursions.- Index.
Series Title: Undergraduate texts in mathematics.
Responsibility: Kristopher Tapp.


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