Differential Geometry of Curves and Surfaces


Author: Kristopher Tapp
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319397990
Category: Mathematics
Page: 366
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This is a textbook on differential geometry well-suited to a variety of courses on this topic. For readers seeking an elementary text, the prerequisites are minimal and include plenty of examples and intermediate steps within proofs, while providing an invitation to more excursive applications and advanced topics. For readers bound for graduate school in math or physics, this is a clear, concise, rigorous development of the topic including the deep global theorems. For the benefit of all readers, the author employs various techniques to render the difficult abstract ideas herein more understandable and engaging. Over 300 color illustrations bring the mathematics to life, instantly clarifying concepts in ways that grayscale could not. Green-boxed definitions and purple-boxed theorems help to visually organize the mathematical content. Color is even used within the text to highlight logical relationships. Applications abound! The study of conformal and equiareal functions is grounded in its application to cartography. Evolutes, involutes and cycloids are introduced through Christiaan Huygens' fascinating story: in attempting to solve the famous longitude problem with a mathematically-improved pendulum clock, he invented mathematics that would later be applied to optics and gears. Clairaut’s Theorem is presented as a conservation law for angular momentum. Green’s Theorem makes possible a drafting tool called a planimeter. Foucault’s Pendulum helps one visualize a parallel vector field along a latitude of the earth. 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, which is beyond the scope of this book. The GPS in any car wouldn’t work without general relativity, formalized through the language of differential geometry. Throughout this book, applications, metaphors and visualizations are tools that motivate and clarify the rigorous mathematical content, but never replace it.

Differentialgeometrie von Kurven und Flächen


Author: Manfredo P. do Carmo
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3322850722
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 263
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Inhalt: Kurven - Reguläre Flächen - Die Geometrie der Gauß-Abbildung - Die innere Geometrie von Flächen - Anhang

Differentialgeometrie

Kurven - Flächen - Mannigfaltigkeiten
Author: Wolfgang Kühnel
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658006153
Category: Mathematics
Page: 284
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Dieses Buch ist eine Einführung in die Differentialgeometrie und ein passender Begleiter zum Differentialgeometrie-Modul (ein- und zweisemestrig). Zunächst geht es um die klassischen Aspekte wie die Geometrie von Kurven und Flächen, bevor dann höherdimensionale Flächen sowie abstrakte Mannigfaltigkeiten betrachtet werden. Die Nahtstelle ist dabei das zentrale Kapitel "Die innere Geometrie von Flächen". Dieses führt den Leser bis hin zu dem berühmten Satz von Gauß-Bonnet, der ein entscheidendes Bindeglied zwischen lokaler und globaler Geometrie darstellt. Die zweite Hälfte des Buches ist der Riemannschen Geometrie gewidmet. Den Abschluss bildet ein Kapitel über "Einstein-Räume", die eine große Bedeutung sowohl in der "Reinen Mathematik" als auch in der Allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie von A. Einstein haben. Es wird großer Wert auf Anschaulichkeit gelegt, was durch zahlreiche Abbildungen unterstützt wird. Bei der Neuauflage wurden einige zusätzliche Lösungen zu den Übungsaufgaben ergänzt.

Differential Geometry of Curves and Surfaces

Revised and Updated Second Edition
Author: Manfredo P. do Carmo
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486806995
Category: Mathematics
Page: 512
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One of the most widely used texts in its field, this volume introduces the differential geometry of curves and surfaces in both local and global aspects. The presentation departs from the traditional approach with its more extensive use of elementary linear algebra and its emphasis on basic geometrical facts rather than machinery or random details. Many examples and exercises enhance the clear, well-written exposition, along with hints and answers to some of the problems. The treatment begins with a chapter on curves, followed by explorations of regular surfaces, the geometry of the Gauss map, the intrinsic geometry of surfaces, and global differential geometry. Suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students of mathematics, this text's prerequisites include an undergraduate course in linear algebra and some familiarity with the calculus of several variables. For this second edition, the author has corrected, revised, and updated the entire volume.

Elementare Differentialgeometrie


Author: Christian Bär
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110224593
Category: Mathematics
Page: 356
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This textbook presents an introduction to the differential geometry of curves and surfaces. This second, revised edition has been expanded to include solutions and applications in cartography. Topics include Euclidean geometry, curve theory, surface theory, curvature concepts, minimal surfaces, Riemann geometry and the Gauss-Bonnet theorem.

Differential Geometry


Author: Wolfgang Kühnel
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 1470423200
Category: Curves
Page: 403
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This carefully written book is an introduction to the beautiful ideas and results of differential geometry. The first half covers the geometry of curves and surfaces, which provide much of the motivation and intuition for the general theory. The second part studies the geometry of general manifolds, with particular emphasis on connections and curvature. The text is illustrated with many figures and examples. The prerequisites are undergraduate analysis and linear algebra. This new edition provides many advancements, including more figures and exercises, and--as a new feature--a good number of solutions to selected exercises.

Elementary Differential Geometry


Author: A.N. Pressley
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1848828918
Category: Mathematics
Page: 474
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Elementary Differential Geometry presents the main results in the differential geometry of curves and surfaces suitable for a first course on the subject. Prerequisites are kept to an absolute minimum – nothing beyond first courses in linear algebra and multivariable calculus – and the most direct and straightforward approach is used throughout. New features of this revised and expanded second edition include: a chapter on non-Euclidean geometry, a subject that is of great importance in the history of mathematics and crucial in many modern developments. The main results can be reached easily and quickly by making use of the results and techniques developed earlier in the book. Coverage of topics such as: parallel transport and its applications; map colouring; holonomy and Gaussian curvature. Around 200 additional exercises, and a full solutions manual for instructors, available via www.springer.com ul

Elementary Topics in Differential Geometry


Author: J. A. Thorpe
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461261538
Category: Mathematics
Page: 256
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In the past decade there has been a significant change in the freshman/ sophomore mathematics curriculum as taught at many, if not most, of our colleges. This has been brought about by the introduction of linear algebra into the curriculum at the sophomore level. The advantages of using linear algebra both in the teaching of differential equations and in the teaching of multivariate calculus are by now widely recognized. Several textbooks adopting this point of view are now available and have been widely adopted. Students completing the sophomore year now have a fair preliminary under standing of spaces of many dimensions. It should be apparent that courses on the junior level should draw upon and reinforce the concepts and skills learned during the previous year. Unfortunately, in differential geometry at least, this is usually not the case. Textbooks directed to students at this level generally restrict attention to 2-dimensional surfaces in 3-space rather than to surfaces of arbitrary dimension. Although most of the recent books do use linear algebra, it is only the algebra of ~3. The student's preliminary understanding of higher dimensions is not cultivated.

Kurven und Flächen im Computer Aided Geometric Design

Eine praktische Einführung
Author: Gerald Farin
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3663106020
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 365
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Computer Aided Geometric Design (CAGD) stellt die mathematischen Grundlagen für das in der Technik weitverbreitete CAD bereit. Vorlesungen zu diesem Themenbereich gehören heute an allen technisch orientierten Universitäten und Fachhochschulen zum Standard-Angebot. Das Buch liefert eine an der Praxis orientierte, dabei aber mathematisch exakte Einführung und führt den Leser bis an neueste Entwicklungen des Gebietes heran. Aus Besprechungen der amerikanischen Auflage: "Altogether, this book gives a solid introduction to CAGD methods, points out their advantages and disadvantages, can function as a reference book for programmers in CAGD, and is a perfect textbook."

Differential Geometry of Curves and Surfaces, Second Edition


Author: Thomas F. Banchoff,Stephen T. Lovett
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482247372
Category: Mathematics
Page: 414
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Differential Geometry of Curves and Surfaces, Second Edition takes both an analytical/theoretical approach and a visual/intuitive approach to the local and global properties of curves and surfaces. Requiring only multivariable calculus and linear algebra, it develops students’ geometric intuition through interactive computer graphics applets supported by sound theory. The book explains the reasons for various definitions while the interactive applets offer motivation for certain definitions, allow students to explore examples further, and give a visual explanation of complicated theorems. The ability to change parametric curves and parametrized surfaces in an applet lets students probe the concepts far beyond what static text permits. New to the Second Edition Reworked presentation to make it more approachable More exercises, both introductory and advanced New section on the application of differential geometry to cartography Additional investigative project ideas Significantly reorganized material on the Gauss–Bonnet theorem Two new sections dedicated to hyperbolic and spherical geometry as applications of intrinsic geometry A new chapter on curves and surfaces in Rn Suitable for an undergraduate-level course or self-study, this self-contained textbook and online software applets provide students with a rigorous yet intuitive introduction to the field of differential geometry. The text gives a detailed introduction of definitions, theorems, and proofs and includes many types of exercises appropriate for daily or weekly assignments. The applets can be used for computer labs, in-class illustrations, exploratory exercises, or self-study aids.

Differential Geometry of Curves and Surfaces

A Concise Guide
Author: Victor Andreevich Toponogov
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780817643843
Category: Mathematics
Page: 206
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Central topics covered include curves, surfaces, geodesics, intrinsic geometry, and the Alexandrov global angle comparision theorem Many nontrivial and original problems (some with hints and solutions) Standard theoretical material is combined with more difficult theorems and complex problems, while maintaining a clear distinction between the two levels

Curves and Surfaces


Author: Sebastián Montiel,Antonio Ros,Donald G. Babbitt
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 0821847635
Category: Mathematics
Page: 376
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This introductory textbook puts forth a clear and focused point of view on the differential geometry of curves and surfaces. Following the modern point of view on differential geometry, the book emphasizes the global aspects of the subject. The excellent collection of examples and exercises (with hints) will help students in learning the material. Advanced undergraduates and graduate students will find this a nice entry point to differential geometry. In order to study the global properties of curves and surfaces, it is necessary to have more sophisticated tools than are usually found in textbooks on the topic. In particular, students must have a firm grasp on certain topological theories. Indeed, this monograph treats the Gauss-Bonnet theorem and discusses the Euler characteristic. The authors also cover Alexandrov's theorem on embedded compact surfaces in $\mathbb{R}^3$ with constant mean curvature. The last chapter addresses the global geometry of curves, including periodic space curves and the four-vertices theorem for plane curves that are not necessarily convex. Besides being an introduction to the lively subject of curves and surfaces, this book can also be used as an entry to a wider study of differential geometry. It is suitable as the text for a first-year graduate course or an advanced undergraduate course.

Lectures on Classical Differential Geometry


Author: Dirk Jan Struik
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486656090
Category: Mathematics
Page: 232
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Elementary, yet authoritative and scholarly, this book offers an excellent brief introduction to the classical theory of differential geometry. It is aimed at advanced undergraduate and graduate students who will find it not only highly readable but replete with illustrations carefully selected to help stimulate the student's visual understanding of geometry. The text features an abundance of problems, most of which are simple enough for class use, and often convey an interesting geometrical fact. A selection of more difficult problems has been included to challenge the ambitious student. Written by a noted mathematician and historian of mathematics, this volume presents the fundamental conceptions of the theory of curves and surfaces and applies them to a number of examples. Dr. Struik has enhanced the treatment with copious historical, biographical, and bibliographical references that place the theory in context and encourage the student to consult original sources and discover additional important ideas there. For this second edition, Professor Struik made some corrections and added an appendix with a sketch of the application of Cartan's method of Pfaffians to curve and surface theory. The result was to further increase the merit of this stimulating, thought-provoking text — ideal for classroom use, but also perfectly suited for self-study. In this attractive, inexpensive paperback edition, it belongs in the library of any mathematician or student of mathematics interested in differential geometry.

Wissenschaftliches Rechnen mit MATLAB


Author: Alfio Quarteroni,Fausto Saleri
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3540293078
Category: Mathematics
Page: 269
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Aus den Rezensionen der englischen Auflage: Dieses Lehrbuch ist eine Einführung in das Wissenschaftliche Rechnen und diskutiert Algorithmen und deren mathematischen Hintergrund. Angesprochen werden im Detail nichtlineare Gleichungen, Approximationsverfahren, numerische Integration und Differentiation, numerische Lineare Algebra, gewöhnliche Differentialgleichungen und Randwertprobleme. Zu den einzelnen Themen werden viele Beispiele und Übungsaufgaben sowie deren Lösung präsentiert, die durchweg in MATLAB formuliert sind. Der Leser findet daher nicht nur die graue Theorie sondern auch deren Umsetzung in numerischen, in MATLAB formulierten Code. MATLAB select 2003, Issue 2, p. 50. [Die Autoren] haben ein ausgezeichnetes Werk vorgelegt, das MATLAB vorstellt und eine sehr nützliche Sammlung von MATLAB Funktionen für die Lösung fortgeschrittener mathematischer und naturwissenschaftlicher Probleme bietet. [...] Die Präsentation des Stoffs ist durchgängig gut und leicht verständlich und beinhaltet Lösungen für die Übungen am Ende jedes Kapitels. Als exzellenter Neuzugang für Universitätsbibliotheken- und Buchhandlungen wird dieses Buch sowohl beim Selbststudium als auch als Ergänzung zu anderen MATLAB-basierten Büchern von großem Nutzen sein. Alles in allem: Sehr empfehlenswert. Für Studenten im Erstsemester wie für Experten gleichermassen. S.T. Karris, University of California, Berkeley, Choice 2003.

An Introduction to Differential Geometry


Author: T. J. Willmore
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486282104
Category: Mathematics
Page: 336
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This text employs vector methods to explore the classical theory of curves and surfaces. Topics include basic theory of tensor algebra, tensor calculus, calculus of differential forms, and elements of Riemannian geometry. 1959 edition.

Differentialgeometrie, Topologie und Physik


Author: Mikio Nakahara
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3662453002
Category: Science
Page: 597
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Differentialgeometrie und Topologie sind wichtige Werkzeuge für die Theoretische Physik. Insbesondere finden sie Anwendung in den Gebieten der Astrophysik, der Teilchen- und Festkörperphysik. Das vorliegende beliebte Buch, das nun erstmals ins Deutsche übersetzt wurde, ist eine ideale Einführung für Masterstudenten und Forscher im Bereich der theoretischen und mathematischen Physik. - Im ersten Kapitel bietet das Buch einen Überblick über die Pfadintegralmethode und Eichtheorien. - Kapitel 2 beschäftigt sich mit den mathematischen Grundlagen von Abbildungen, Vektorräumen und der Topologie. - Die folgenden Kapitel beschäftigen sich mit fortgeschritteneren Konzepten der Geometrie und Topologie und diskutieren auch deren Anwendungen im Bereich der Flüssigkristalle, bei suprafluidem Helium, in der ART und der bosonischen Stringtheorie. - Daran anschließend findet eine Zusammenführung von Geometrie und Topologie statt: es geht um Faserbündel, characteristische Klassen und Indextheoreme (u.a. in Anwendung auf die supersymmetrische Quantenmechanik). - Die letzten beiden Kapitel widmen sich der spannendsten Anwendung von Geometrie und Topologie in der modernen Physik, nämlich den Eichfeldtheorien und der Analyse der Polakov'schen bosonischen Stringtheorie aus einer gemetrischen Perspektive. Mikio Nakahara studierte an der Universität Kyoto und am King’s in London Physik sowie klassische und Quantengravitationstheorie. Heute ist er Physikprofessor an der Kinki-Universität in Osaka (Japan), wo er u. a. über topologische Quantencomputer forscht. Diese Buch entstand aus einer Vorlesung, die er während Forschungsaufenthalten an der University of Sussex und an der Helsinki University of Sussex gehalten hat.

Geometry from a Differentiable Viewpoint


Author: John McCleary
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521424806
Category: Mathematics
Page: 308
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This book offers a new treatment of the topic, one which is designed to make differential geometry an approachable subject for advanced undergraduates. Professor McCleary considers the historical development of non-Euclidean geometry, placing differential geometry in the context of geometry students will be familiar with from high school. The text serves as both an introduction to the classical differential geometry of curves and surfaces and as a history of a particular surface, the non-Euclidean or hyperbolic plane. The main theorems of non-Euclidean geometry are presented along with their historical development. The author then introduces the methods of differential geometry and develops them toward the goal of constructing models of the hyperbolic plane. While interesting diversions are offered, such as Huygen's pendulum clock and mathematical cartography, the book thoroughly treats the models of non-Euclidean geometry and the modern ideas of abstract surfaces and manifolds.

Special Relativity


Author: Nicholas M.J. Woodhouse
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3540466762
Category: Science
Page: 88
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Modeling of Curves and Surfaces with MATLAB®


Author: Vladimir Rovenski
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387712771
Category: Mathematics
Page: 452
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This text on geometry is devoted to various central geometrical topics including: graphs of functions, transformations, (non-)Euclidean geometries, curves and surfaces as well as their applications in a variety of disciplines. This book presents elementary methods for analytical modeling and demonstrates the potential for symbolic computational tools to support the development of analytical solutions. The author systematically examines several powerful tools of MATLAB® including 2D and 3D animation of geometric images with shadows and colors and transformations using matrices. With over 150 stimulating exercises and problems, this text integrates traditional differential and non-Euclidean geometries with more current computer systems in a practical and user-friendly format. This text is an excellent classroom resource or self-study reference for undergraduate students in a variety of disciplines.

Allgemeine Flächentheorie

(Disquisitiones Generales Circa Superficies Curvas)
Author: Carl Friedrich Gauss,A. Wangerin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780649765799
Category:
Page: 74
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