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Differential geometry of curves and surfaces in E3 (tensor approach)

Author: U C De
Publisher: Tunbridge Wells : Anshan, ©2007.
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Helps overcome the difficulties in understanding the underlying concepts of the subject. This book introduces the methodology of differential geometry to research students in associated disciplines  Read more...


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De, U.C. (Uday Chand).
Differential geometry of curves and surfaces in E3 (tensor approach).
Tunbridge Wells : Anshan, ©2007
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: U C De
ISBN: 9781905740543 1905740549
OCLC Number: 132289306
Description: x, 190 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. CURVILINEAR COORDINATES 1.1Curvilinear Coordinate System in E3 1.2 Elementary Arc Length 1.3 Length of a Vector 1.4 Angle betweenTwo Non-null Vectors 1.5 Reciprocal Base System 1.6 On the Meaning of Covariant Derivatives 1.7 Intrinsic Differentiation 1.8 Parallel Vector Fields 2. GEOMETRY OF SPACE CURVES 2.1 Serret-Frenet Formulae 2.2 Equation of a Straight Line in Curvilinear Coordinate system 2.3 Some Results on Curvature and Torsion. How to Find out Curvature and Torsion of Space Curves 2.4 Helix 3. INTRINSIC GEOMETRY OF A SURFACE 3.1 Curvilinear Coordinates of a Surface 3.2 The Element of Length and the Metric Tensor 3.3 The First Fundamental Form 3.4 Directions on a Surface. Angle between Two Directions 3.5 Geodesic and its Equations 3.6 Parallelism with respect to a Surface 3.7 Intrinsic and Covariant Differentiation of Surface Tensors 3.8 The Riemann-Christoffel Tensor. The Gaussian Curvature of a Surface 3.9 The Geodesic Curvature of a Curve on a Surface 4. THE FUNDAMENTAL FORMULAE OF A SURFACE 4.1 The Tangent Vector to a Surface 4.2 The Normal Vector to a Surface 4.3 The Tensor Derivation of Tensors 4.4 Gauss's Formulae: The second Fundamental Form of a Surface 4.5 Weingarten's Formulae: The Third Fundamental Form of a Surface 4.5 The Equations of Gauss and Codazzi 5. CURVES ON A SURFACE 5.1 The Equations of a Curve on a Surface 5.2 Meusnier's Theorem 5.3 The principal curvatures 5.4 The Lines of Curvature 5.5 The Asymptotic Lines. Enneper's Formula 5.6 The Geodesic Torsion of a Curve on a Surface
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