An Introduction to Differential Geometry

Author: T. J. Willmore
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486282107
Release Date: 2013-05-13
Genre: Mathematics

This text employs vector methods to explore the classical theory of curves and surfaces. Topics include basic theory of tensor algebra, tensor calculus, calculus of differential forms, and elements of Riemannian geometry. 1959 edition.

Differential Geometry

Author: Erwin Kreyszig
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486318622
Release Date: 2013-04-26
Genre: Mathematics

An introductory textbook on the differential geometry of curves and surfaces in 3-dimensional Euclidean space, presented in its simplest, most essential form. With problems and solutions. Includes 99 illustrations.

Differentialgeometrie von Kurven und Fl chen

Author: Manfredo P. do Carmo
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783322850720
Release Date: 2013-04-17
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Inhalt: Kurven - Reguläre Flächen - Die Geometrie der Gauß-Abbildung - Die innere Geometrie von Flächen - Anhang

Introduction to Differential Geometry for Engineers

Author: Brian F. Doolin
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486281940
Release Date: 2013-05-13
Genre: Mathematics

This outstanding guide supplies important mathematical tools for diverse engineering applications, offering engineers the basic concepts and terminology of modern global differential geometry. Suitable for independent study as well as a supplementary text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses, this volume also constitutes a valuable reference for control, systems, aeronautical, electrical, and mechanical engineers.The treatment's ideas are applied mainly as an introduction to the Lie theory of differential equations and to examine the role of Grassmannians in control systems analysis. Additional topics include the fundamental notions of manifolds, tangent spaces, vector fields, exterior algebra, and Lie algebras. An appendix reviews concepts related to vector calculus, including open and closed sets, compactness, continuity, and derivative.

Lectures on Classical Differential Geometry

Author: Dirk Jan Struik
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486656098
Release Date: 1961
Genre: Mathematics

Elementary, yet authoritative and scholarly, this book offers an excellent brief introduction to the classical theory of differential geometry. It is aimed at advanced undergraduate and graduate students who will find it not only highly readable but replete with illustrations carefully selected to help stimulate the student's visual understanding of geometry. The text features an abundance of problems, most of which are simple enough for class use, and often convey an interesting geometrical fact. A selection of more difficult problems has been included to challenge the ambitious student. Written by a noted mathematician and historian of mathematics, this volume presents the fundamental conceptions of the theory of curves and surfaces and applies them to a number of examples. Dr. Struik has enhanced the treatment with copious historical, biographical, and bibliographical references that place the theory in context and encourage the student to consult original sources and discover additional important ideas there. For this second edition, Professor Struik made some corrections and added an appendix with a sketch of the application of Cartan's method of Pfaffians to curve and surface theory. The result was to further increase the merit of this stimulating, thought-provoking text — ideal for classroom use, but also perfectly suited for self-study. In this attractive, inexpensive paperback edition, it belongs in the library of any mathematician or student of mathematics interested in differential geometry.

Differential Geometric Structures

Author: Walter A. Poor
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486151915
Release Date: 2015-04-27
Genre: Mathematics

This introductory text defines geometric structure by specifying parallel transport in an appropriate fiber bundle and focusing on simplest cases of linear parallel transport in a vector bundle. 1981 edition.

Differential Geometry

Author: William C. Graustein
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486153230
Release Date: 2012-04-19
Genre: Mathematics

This first course in differential geometry presents the fundamentals of the metric differential geometry of curves and surfaces in a Euclidean space of 3 dimensions, using vector notation and technique. Nearly 200 problems.1935 edition.

Differential Geometry

Author: Heinrich W. Guggenheimer
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486157207
Release Date: 2012-04-27
Genre: Mathematics

This text contains an elementary introduction to continuous groups and differential invariants; an extensive treatment of groups of motions in euclidean, affine, and riemannian geometry; more. Includes exercises and 62 figures.

Differential Forms with Applications to the Physical Sciences

Author: Harley Flanders
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486139616
Release Date: 2012-04-26
Genre: Mathematics

A graduate-level text utilizing exterior differential forms in the analysis of a variety of mathematical problems in the physical and engineering sciences. Includes 45 illustrations. Index.

Vector Methods Applied to Differential Geometry Mechanics and Potential Theory

Author: D. E. Rutherford
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486439038
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Mathematics

Designed to familiarize undergraduates with the methods of vector algebra and vector calculus, this text offers both a clear view of the abstract theory as well as a concise survey of the theory's applications to various branches of pure and applied mathematics. A chapter on differential geometry introduces readers to the study of this subject by the methods of vector algebra. The next section explores the many aspects of the theory of mechanics adaptable to the use of vectors, and a full discussion of the vector operator "nabla" proceeds to a treatment of potential theory and Laplace's equation. This includes applications to the theories of gravitation, hydrodynamics, and electricity. A brief chapter on four-dimensional vectors concludes the text.

Differentialgeometrie

Author: Wolfgang Kühnel
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783834896551
Release Date: 2010-04-14
Genre: Mathematics

Dieses Buch ist eine Einführung in die Differentialgeometrie. Zunächst geht es um die klassischen Aspekte wie die Geometrie von Kurven und Flächen, bevor dann höherdimensionale Flächen sowie abstrakte Mannigfaltigkeiten betrachtet werden. Die Nahtstelle ist dabei das zentrale Kapitel "Die innere Geometrie von Flächen". Dieses führt den Leser bis hin zu dem berühmten Satz von Gauß-Bonnet, der ein entscheidendes Bindeglied zwischen lokaler und globaler Geometrie darstellt. Die zweite Hälfte des Buches ist der Riemannschen Geometrie gewidmet. Den Abschluss bildet ein Kapitel über "Einstein-Räume", die eine große Bedeutung sowohl in der "Reinen Mathematik" als auch in der Allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie von A. Einstein haben. Es wird großer Wert auf Anschaulichkeit gelegt, was durch zahlreiche Abbildungen unterstützt wird. Im Laufe der Neuauflagen wurde der Text erweitert, neue Aufgaben wurden hinzugefügt und am Ende des Buches wurden zusätzliche Hinweise zur Lösung der Übungsaufgaben ergänzt. Der Text wurde für die fünfte Auflage gründlich durchgesehen und an einigen Stellen verbessert.

Lectures on Classical Differential Geometry

Author: Dirk J. Struik
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486138183
Release Date: 2012-04-26
Genre: Mathematics

Excellent brief introduction presents fundamental theory of curves and surfaces and applies them to a number of examples. Topics include curves, theory of surfaces, fundamental equations, envelopes, more. Many problems and solutions. Bibliography.

A Treatise on the Differential Geometry of Curves and Surfaces

Author: Luther Pfahler Eisenhart
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486438201
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Mathematics

Created especially for graduate students by a leading writer on mathematics, this introduction to the geometry of curves and surfaces concentrates on problems that students will find most helpful.

Tensor and Vector Analysis

Author: C. E. Springer
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486498010
Release Date: 2012-11
Genre: Mathematics

Assuming only a knowledge of basic calculus, this textpresents an elementary and gradual development of tensortheory. From this treatment, the traditional material ofcourses on vector analysis is deduced as a particular case. Inaddition, the book forms an introduction to metric differentialgeometry.Reprint of The Ronald Press Company, New York, 1962 edition.