This course will be an introduction to the concepts of differential geometry. For curves in space, we will discuss arclength parameterizations, Frenet formulas, curvature, and torsion. On surfaces, we will explore the Gauss map, the shape operator, and various types of curvature. We will apply our knowledge to understand geodesics, metrics, and isometries of general geometric spaces. If time permits, we will consider topics such as minimal surfaces, constant curvature spaces, and the Gauss-Bonnet theorem. (MATH 0200 and MATH 0223) 3 hr. lect./disc.
- Spring 2013
- Warner Hall 207(WNS 207)
- 11:15am-12:05pm on Monday, Wednesday, Friday (Feb 11, 2013 to May 13, 2013)
- Emily Proctor
- Natural Sciences
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