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## Springer Undergraduate Mathematics Series: Elementary Differential Geometry (Softcover)"This book will prove an invaluable resource to all those taking a first course in differential geometry, for their lectures, and for all others interested in the subject." — From the back cover ## $27.99 |

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**VERY GOOD:** The book is in very good condition, showing only the slightest of signs of having been used. Its pages are free of markings, its covers are straight, and its binding is tight. It is printed on acid-free paper.

## Description

From the back cover: “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, and with trying to answer them using calculus techniques. It is a subject that contains some of the most beautiful and profound results in mathematics, yet many of them are accessible to higher level undergraduates.

“*Elementary Differential Geometry* presents the main results in the differential geometry of curves and surfaces while keeping the prerequisites to an absolute minimum. Nothing more than first courses in linear algebra and multivariate calculus are required, and the most direct and straightforward approach is used at all times. Numerous diagrams illustrate both the ideas in the text and the examples of curves and surfaces discussed there.”

**BRIEF CONTENTS**

- Preface
- 1. Curves in the Plane and in Space
- 2. How Much Does a Curve Curve?
- 3. Global Properties of Curves
- 4. Surfaces in Three Dimensions
- 5. The First Fundamental Form
- 6. Curvature of Surfaces
- 7. Gaussian Curvature and the Gauss Map
- 8. Geodesics
- 9. Minimal Surfaces
- 10. Gauss’s Theorema Egregium
- 11. The Gauss-Bonnet Theorem
- Solutions
- Index

## Details

- SKU:
- 1784
- Subject:
- Mathematics
- Author:
- Pressley, Andrew
- Publisher:
- Springer-Verlag
- Publish Date:
- 2007 (9th Printing)
- Format:
- Softcover
- Weight (pounds):
- 1.3
- Dimensions (W”xL”xH”):
- 6.7″x9.25″x0.75″
- ISBN-13:
- 9781852331528
- ISBN-10:
- 1852331526
- Grade Level:
- College
- Series:
- Springer Undergraduate Mathematics Series (SUMS)

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