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Elementary Differential Geometry (2ND 10 Edition)

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Curves and surfaces are objects that everyone can see, and many of the questions that can be asked about them are natural and easily understood. Differential geometry is concerned with the precise mathematical formulation of some of these questions. It is a subject that contains some of the most beautiful and profound results in mathematics yet many of these are accessible to higher-level undergraduates. 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 Praise for the first edition: "The text is nicely illustrated, the definitions are well-motivated and the proofs are particularly well-written and student-friendly...this book would make an excellent text for an undergraduate course, but could also well be used for a reading course, or simply read for pleasure." Australian Mathematical Society Gazette "Excellent figures supplement a good account, sprinkled with illustrative examples." Times Higher Education Supplement

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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 most direct and straightforward approach is used throughout.

Synopsis:

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

About the Author

Andrew Pressley is Professor of Mathematics at King's College London, UK.

Table of 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' theorema egregium.- Hyperbolic geometry.- Minimal surfaces.- The Gauss-Bonnet theorem.- Inner product spaces and self-adjoint linear maps.- A1. Isometries of euclidean spaces.- A2. Möbius transformations.- Hints to selected exercises.- Solutions

Product Details

ISBN:
9781848828902
Author:
Pressley, Andrew
Publisher:
Springer
Author:
Pressley, A. N.
Subject:
Geometry - Differential
Subject:
Mathematics-Differential Geometry
Subject:
Curves and Surfaces
Subject:
Differential geometry
Subject:
Euclidean Geometry
Subject:
Geometry
Copyright:
Edition Description:
2nd ed. 2010
Series:
Springer Undergraduate Mathematics Series
Publication Date:
20100318
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
486
Dimensions:
235 x 155 mm 1500 gr

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"Synopsis" by , 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 most direct and straightforward approach is used throughout.
"Synopsis" by , 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
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