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Thursday, October 23, 2014 — 4:30 PM EDT

Jonathan Herman, Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

"The Curvature of Curves and Surfaces"

This talk will give an introduction to the differential geometry of  curves and surfaces. In particular, I will give precise meaning to the intuitive notion of a 'curved' surface or curve. We'll see how differential geometry extends notions from calculus to more abstract spaces; for example, it allows us to do calculus on a sphere, torus, catenoid and so on. From here, the goal will be to give a proof of Gauss's famous Thoerema Egregium.

Location 
MC - Mathematics & Computer Building
1085
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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