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Edition: 2ND 97

Copyright: 1997

Publisher: Academic Press, Inc.

Published: 1997

International: No

Copyright: 1997

Publisher: Academic Press, Inc.

Published: 1997

International: No

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Written primarily for readers who have completed the standard first courses in calculus and linear algebra, *Elementary Differential Geometry*, Second Edition provides an introduction to the geometry of curves and surfaces. Although the popular First Edition has been extensively modified, this Second Edition maintains the elementary character of that volume, while providing an introduction to the use of computers and expanding discussion on certain topics. Further emphasis has been placed on topological properties, properties of geodesics, singularities of vector fields, and the theorems of Bonnet and Hadamard. For readers with access to the symbolic computation programs, *Mathematica* or *Maple*, the book includes approximately 30 optional computer exercises. These are not intended as an essential part of the book, but rather an extension. No computer skill is necessary to take full advantage of this comprehensive text.

Gives detailed examples for all essential ideas

Provides more than 300 exercises

Features more than 200 illustrations

Includes an introduction to using computers, and supplies answers to computer exercises given for both Mathematica and Maple systems

**O'Neill, Barrett : University of California-Los Angeles**

Barrett O'Neill is currently a Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has written two other books in advanced mathematics.

Preface.

Introduction.

**1. Calculus on Euclidean Space**

Euclidean Space.

Tangent Vectors.

Directional Derivatives.

Curves in *R*^{3}.

1-forms.

Differential Forms.

Mappings.

**2. Frame Fields**

Dot Product.

Curves.

The Frenet Formulas.

Arbitrary Speed Curves.

Covariant Derivatives.

Frame Fields.

Connection Forms.

The Structural Equations.

**3. Euclidean Geometry**

Isometries of *R ^{3}*.

The Tangent Map of an Isometry.

Orientation.

Euclidean Geometry.

Congruence of Curves.

**4. Calculus on a Surface**

Surfaces in *R ^{3}*.

Patch Computations.

Differentiable Functions and Tangent Vectors.

Differential Forms on a Surface.

Mappings of Surfaces.

Integration of Forms.

Topological Properties.

Manifolds.

**5. Shape Operators**

The Shape Operator of *M* in *R*^{3}.

Normal Curvature.

Gaussian Curvature.

Computational Techniques.

The Implicit Case.

Special Curves in a Surface.

Surfaces of Revolution.

**6. Geometry of Surfaces in R^{3}**

The Fundamental Equations.

Form Computations.

Some Global Theorems.

Isometries and Local Isometries.

Intrinsic Geometry of Surfaces in *R*^{3}.

Orthogonal Coordinates.

Integration and Orientation.

Total Curvature.

Congruence of Surfaces.

**7. Riemannian Geometry**

Geometric Surfaces.

Gaussian Curvature.

Covariant Derivative.

Geodesics.

Clairaut Parametrizations.

The Gauss-Bonnet Theorem.

Applications of Gauss-Bonnet.

**8. Global Structures of Surfaces**

Length-Minimizing Properties of Geodesics.

Complete Surfaces.

Curvature and Conjugate Points.

Covering Surfaces.

Mappings that Preserve Inner Products.

Surfaces of Constant Curvature.

Theorems of Bonnet and Hadamard.

Appendix.

Bibliography.

Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises.

Subject Index.

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Summary

Written primarily for readers who have completed the standard first courses in calculus and linear algebra, *Elementary Differential Geometry*, Second Edition provides an introduction to the geometry of curves and surfaces. Although the popular First Edition has been extensively modified, this Second Edition maintains the elementary character of that volume, while providing an introduction to the use of computers and expanding discussion on certain topics. Further emphasis has been placed on topological properties, properties of geodesics, singularities of vector fields, and the theorems of Bonnet and Hadamard. For readers with access to the symbolic computation programs, *Mathematica* or *Maple*, the book includes approximately 30 optional computer exercises. These are not intended as an essential part of the book, but rather an extension. No computer skill is necessary to take full advantage of this comprehensive text.

Gives detailed examples for all essential ideas

Provides more than 300 exercises

Features more than 200 illustrations

Includes an introduction to using computers, and supplies answers to computer exercises given for both Mathematica and Maple systems

Author Bio

**O'Neill, Barrett : University of California-Los Angeles**

Barrett O'Neill is currently a Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has written two other books in advanced mathematics.

Table of Contents

Preface.

Introduction.

**1. Calculus on Euclidean Space**

Euclidean Space.

Tangent Vectors.

Directional Derivatives.

Curves in *R*^{3}.

1-forms.

Differential Forms.

Mappings.

**2. Frame Fields**

Dot Product.

Curves.

The Frenet Formulas.

Arbitrary Speed Curves.

Covariant Derivatives.

Frame Fields.

Connection Forms.

The Structural Equations.

**3. Euclidean Geometry**

Isometries of *R ^{3}*.

The Tangent Map of an Isometry.

Orientation.

Euclidean Geometry.

Congruence of Curves.

**4. Calculus on a Surface**

Surfaces in *R ^{3}*.

Patch Computations.

Differentiable Functions and Tangent Vectors.

Differential Forms on a Surface.

Mappings of Surfaces.

Integration of Forms.

Topological Properties.

Manifolds.

**5. Shape Operators**

The Shape Operator of *M* in *R*^{3}.

Normal Curvature.

Gaussian Curvature.

Computational Techniques.

The Implicit Case.

Special Curves in a Surface.

Surfaces of Revolution.

**6. Geometry of Surfaces in R^{3}**

The Fundamental Equations.

Form Computations.

Some Global Theorems.

Isometries and Local Isometries.

Intrinsic Geometry of Surfaces in *R*^{3}.

Orthogonal Coordinates.

Integration and Orientation.

Total Curvature.

Congruence of Surfaces.

**7. Riemannian Geometry**

Geometric Surfaces.

Gaussian Curvature.

Covariant Derivative.

Geodesics.

Clairaut Parametrizations.

The Gauss-Bonnet Theorem.

Applications of Gauss-Bonnet.

**8. Global Structures of Surfaces**

Length-Minimizing Properties of Geodesics.

Complete Surfaces.

Curvature and Conjugate Points.

Covering Surfaces.

Mappings that Preserve Inner Products.

Surfaces of Constant Curvature.

Theorems of Bonnet and Hadamard.

Appendix.

Bibliography.

Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises.

Subject Index.

Publisher Info

Publisher: Academic Press, Inc.

Published: 1997

International: No

Published: 1997

International: No

*Elementary Differential Geometry*, Second Edition provides an introduction to the geometry of curves and surfaces. Although the popular First Edition has been extensively modified, this Second Edition maintains the elementary character of that volume, while providing an introduction to the use of computers and expanding discussion on certain topics. Further emphasis has been placed on topological properties, properties of geodesics, singularities of vector fields, and the theorems of Bonnet and Hadamard. For readers with access to the symbolic computation programs, *Mathematica* or *Maple*, the book includes approximately 30 optional computer exercises. These are not intended as an essential part of the book, but rather an extension. No computer skill is necessary to take full advantage of this comprehensive text.

Gives detailed examples for all essential ideas

Provides more than 300 exercises

Features more than 200 illustrations

Includes an introduction to using computers, and supplies answers to computer exercises given for both Mathematica and Maple systems

**O'Neill, Barrett : University of California-Los Angeles**

Barrett O'Neill is currently a Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has written two other books in advanced mathematics.

Preface.

Introduction.

**1. Calculus on Euclidean Space**

Euclidean Space.

Tangent Vectors.

Directional Derivatives.

Curves in *R*^{3}.

1-forms.

Differential Forms.

Mappings.

**2. Frame Fields**

Dot Product.

Curves.

The Frenet Formulas.

Arbitrary Speed Curves.

Covariant Derivatives.

Frame Fields.

Connection Forms.

The Structural Equations.

**3. Euclidean Geometry**

Isometries of *R ^{3}*.

The Tangent Map of an Isometry.

Orientation.

Euclidean Geometry.

Congruence of Curves.

**4. Calculus on a Surface**

Surfaces in *R ^{3}*.

Patch Computations.

Differentiable Functions and Tangent Vectors.

Differential Forms on a Surface.

Mappings of Surfaces.

Integration of Forms.

Topological Properties.

Manifolds.

**5. Shape Operators**

The Shape Operator of *M* in *R*^{3}.

Normal Curvature.

Gaussian Curvature.

Computational Techniques.

The Implicit Case.

Special Curves in a Surface.

Surfaces of Revolution.

**6. Geometry of Surfaces in R^{3}**

The Fundamental Equations.

Form Computations.

Some Global Theorems.

Isometries and Local Isometries.

Intrinsic Geometry of Surfaces in *R*^{3}.

Orthogonal Coordinates.

Integration and Orientation.

Total Curvature.

Congruence of Surfaces.

**7. Riemannian Geometry**

Geometric Surfaces.

Gaussian Curvature.

Covariant Derivative.

Geodesics.

Clairaut Parametrizations.

The Gauss-Bonnet Theorem.

Applications of Gauss-Bonnet.

**8. Global Structures of Surfaces**

Length-Minimizing Properties of Geodesics.

Complete Surfaces.

Curvature and Conjugate Points.

Covering Surfaces.

Mappings that Preserve Inner Products.

Surfaces of Constant Curvature.

Theorems of Bonnet and Hadamard.

Appendix.

Bibliography.

Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises.

Subject Index.