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Elementary differential geometry

Author: Andrew Pressley
Publisher: London ; New York : Springer, ©2010.
Series: Springer undergraduate mathematics series.
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This revised and expanded second edition presents the main results in the differential geometry of curves and surfaces suitable for a first course on the subject. Prerequisites are minimized and the  Read more...

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Elementary Differential Geometry.
Springer Verlag 2009
(OCoLC)436030854
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Pressley
ISBN: 9781848828919 1848828918
OCLC Number: 570804105
Notes: Title from PDF t.p. (SpringerLink, viewed Mar. 25, 2010).
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 473 p.) : ill.
Contents: Curves in the plane and in space --
How much does a curve curve? --
Global properties of curves --
Surfaces in three dimensions --
Examples of surfaces --
The first fundamental form --
Curvature of surfaces --
Gaussian, mean and principal curvatures --
Geodesics --
Gauss's theorema egregium --
Hyperbolic geometry --
Minimal surfaces --
The Gauss-Bonnet theorem.
Series Title: Springer undergraduate mathematics series.
Responsibility: Andrew Pressley.
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