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Exploring Curvature

Authors: CASEY, JAMES

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This introductory book, which is intuitive and exploratory in nature, is intended as a bridge between Euclid's geometry and the modern geometry of curved spaces. It is organized around a collection of simple experiments which the reader can perform at home or in a classroom setting. Methods for physically exploring the intrinsic geometry of commonplace curved objects (such as bowls, balls and watermelons) are described. The concepts of Gaussian curvature, parallel transport, and geodesics are treated. The book also contains biographical chapters on Gauss, Riemann, and Levi- Civita.

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Dr. J. Casey ist Professor an der University of California, Berkeley Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-322-80274-3
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Softcover $49.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-528-06475-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Exploring Curvature
Authors
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Vieweg+Teubner Verlag
Copyright Holder
Friedr. Vieweg & Sohn Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, Braunschweig/Wiesbaden
eBook ISBN
978-3-322-80274-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-322-80274-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-528-06475-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 291
Number of Illustrations
51 b/w illustrations
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