By M. Abate, F. Tovena

The publication offers an creation to Differential Geometry of Curves and Surfaces. the speculation of curves starts off with a dialogue of attainable definitions of the concept that of curve, proving specifically the class of 1-dimensional manifolds. We then current the classical neighborhood thought of parametrized aircraft and house curves (curves in n-dimensional area are mentioned within the complementary material): curvature, torsion, Frenet’s formulation and the basic theorem of the neighborhood concept of curves. Then, after a self-contained presentation of measure thought for non-stop self-maps of the circumference, we examine the worldwide idea of aircraft curves, introducing winding and rotation numbers, and proving the Jordan curve theorem for curves of sophistication C2, and Hopf theorem at the rotation variety of closed easy curves. The neighborhood concept of surfaces starts with a comparability of the concept that of parametrized (i.e., immersed) floor with the idea that of standard (i.e., embedded) floor. We then boost the fundamental differential geometry of surfaces in R3: definitions, examples, differentiable maps and features, tangent vectors (presented either as vectors tangent to curves within the floor and as derivations on germs of differentiable capabilities; we will constantly use either techniques within the complete ebook) and orientation. subsequent we examine the various notions of curvature on a floor, stressing either the geometrical that means of the gadgets brought and the algebraic/analytical tools had to research them through the Gauss map, as much as the facts of Gauss’ Teorema Egregium. Then we introduce vector fields on a floor (flow, first integrals, indispensable curves) and geodesics (definition, uncomplicated houses, geodesic curvature, and, within the complementary fabric, a whole facts of minimizing homes of geodesics and of the Hopf-Rinow theorem for surfaces). Then we will current an evidence of the prestigious Gauss-Bonnet theorem, either in its neighborhood and in its worldwide shape, utilizing simple homes (fully proved within the complementary fabric) of triangulations of surfaces. As an program, we will turn out the Poincaré-Hopf theorem on zeroes of vector fields. eventually, the final bankruptcy should be dedicated to a number of vital effects at the international idea of surfaces, like for example the characterization of surfaces with consistent Gaussian curvature, and the orientability of compact surfaces in R3.

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Let σ: I → R3 be a biregular curve of class (at least) C 3 , parametrized by arc length. Given s0 ∈ I, denote by {t0 , n0 , b0 } the Frenet frame of σ at s0 . Then σ(s) − σ(s0 ) = (s − s0 ) − κ2 (s0 ) (s − s0 )3 t0 6 48 1 Local theory of curves κ(s0 ) κ(s ˙ 0) (s − s0 )2 + (s − s0 )3 n0 2 6 κ(s0 )τ (s0 ) (s − s0 )3 b0 + o (s − s0 )3 . 20) Proof. The usual Taylor expansion of σ about s0 is σ ¨ (s0 ) (s − s0 )2 2 1 d3 σ + (s0 )(s − s0 )3 + o (s − s0 )3 . 3! 20). We describe now a general procedure useful for answering questions of the kind we have seen at the beginning of this section.

In a sense, this result is true for t0 = π/2 too. Indeed, even if the tangent vector to σ tends to O for t → π/2, the tangent line to σ at σ(t) tends to the x-axis for t → π/2, since lim t→π/2− σ (t) σ (t) = (1, 0) = −(−1, 0) = − lim . σ (t) t→π/2+ σ (t) So, if we consider the x-axis as the tangent line to the support of the tractrix at the point σ(π/2) = (1, 0), in this case too the segment of the tangent line from the point of the curve to the y-axis has length 1. Guided problems 29 (iii) If t > π/2 we have t t σ (τ ) dτ = − s(t) = π/2 π/2 cos τ dτ = − log sin t .

Let σ: I → Rn be any regular parametrized curve. Then the curvature κ: I → R+ of σ is given by 2 σ κ= σ 2 σ − | σ , σ |2 3 . 6) In particular, σ is biregular if and only if σ and σ are linearly independent everywhere; in this case, 1 n= σ 2 − | σ ,σ |2 σ 2 σ − σ ,σ σ σ 2 . 7) Proof. Let s: I → R be the arc length of σ measured starting from an arbitrary point. 8) note that t˙ s(t) is a multiple of the component of σ (t) orthogonal to σ (t). 8). Let us see how to apply this result in several examples.