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Differential Geometry

K L Wardle

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Dover
04 April 2008
Mathematics & Sciences; Differential & Riemannian geometry
This elementary account of the differential geometry of curves and surfaces in space provides students with a good foundation for further study. It explores the ideas of curvature and torsion using the concept of the spin-vector, and it examines the curvature of surfaces, with particular reference to developable surfaces and ruled surfaces.

The approach is by vector methods throughout, but only the most elementary vector algebra is assumed. The text consistently appeals first to geometrical intuition, and then the treatment is made fully rigorous as far as space permits. Many special types of surfaces occur among the examples, and a complete set of solutions provides readers with a full appreciation of all concepts.
By:   K L Wardle
Imprint:   Dover
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 217mm,  Width: 139mm,  Spine: 7mm
Weight:   159g
ISBN:   9780486462721
ISBN 10:   0486462722
Series:   Dover Books on Mathematics
Pages:   96
Publication Date:   04 April 2008
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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