An Introduction to Differential Geometry

An Introduction to Differential Geometry

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A solid introduction to the methods of differential geometry and tensor calculus, this volume is suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of mathematics, physics, and engineering. Rather than a comprehensive account, it offers an introduction to the essential ideas and methods of differential geometry. Part 1 begins by employing vector methods to explore the classical theory of curves and surfaces. An introduction to the differential geometry of surfaces in the large provides students with ideas and techniques involved in global research. Part 2 introduces the concept of a tensor, first in algebra, then in calculus. It covers the basic theory of the absolute calculus and the fundamentals of Riemannian geometry. Worked examples and exercises appear throughout the text.Based on classical principles, this book is intended for a second course in Euclidean geometry and can be used as a refresher. More than 200 problems include hints and solutions. 1968 edition. 272pp. 5 3/8 x 8 1/2. 0-486-47720-7 TOPOLOGY OF 3-MANIFOLDS AND RELATED TOPICS, Edited ... Additional enrichment materials make it equally valuable as a reference. 1964 edition. 336pp. 5 3/8 x 8 1/2.

Title:An Introduction to Differential Geometry
Author:T. J. Willmore
Publisher:Courier Corporation - 2013-05-13


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