Elementary Differential Geometry
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 Author: Christian Bär
 Date Published: June 2010
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 isbn: 9780521896719
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The link between the physical world and its visualization is geometry. This easytoread, generously illustrated textbook presents an elementary introduction to differential geometry with emphasis on geometric results. Avoiding formalism as much as possible, the author harnesses basic mathematical skills in analysis and linear algebra to solve interesting geometric problems, which prepare students for more advanced study in mathematics and other scientific fields such as physics and computer science. The wide range of topics includes curve theory, a detailed study of surfaces, curvature, variation of area and minimal surfaces, geodesics, spherical and hyperbolic geometry, the divergence theorem, triangulations, and the Gauss–Bonnet theorem. The section on cartography demonstrates the concrete importance of elementary differential geometry in applications. Clearly developed arguments and proofs, colour illustrations, and over 100 exercises and solutions make this book ideal for courses and selfstudy. The only prerequisites are one year of undergraduate calculus and linear algebra.
Read more Assumes only one year of undergraduate calculus and linear algebra
 Equips the reader for further study in mathematics as well as other fields such as physics and computer science
 Over 100 exercises and solutions
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"A terrific new book on differential geometry: a preliminary chapter eases the way from the familiar axiomatic treatment into the differential perspective. There are also very good discussions about discrete approximations to curves and surfaces, a complete proof of the existence of triangulations on surfaces, and a beautiful discussion of cartography and constant curvature geometries. Baer provides plenty of intuition and many examples, while not stinting on the rigor."
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 Date Published: June 2010
 format: Hardback
 isbn: 9780521896719
 length: 330 pages
 dimensions: 254 x 178 x 20 mm
 weight: 0.81kg
 contains: 147 b/w illus. 4 colour illus. 125 exercises
 availability: Replaced by 9780521721493
Table of Contents
Preface
Notation
1. Euclidean geometry
2. Curve theory
3. Classical surface theory
4. The inner geometry of surfaces
5. Geometry and analysis
6. Geometry and topology
7. Hints for solutions to (most) exercises
Formulary
List of symbols
References
Index.Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses
 Concepts in Modern Mathematics
 Differential Geometry
 Independent study/Modern Geometry