MAT 342E  Differantial Geometry
Course Objectives
1. To give the student essentials of curves and surfaces in 3dimension,
2. To reinforce their advanced calculus and linear algebra knowledge and to give an ability to apply this knowledge on geometry problems
Course Description
Differential geometry of curves; osculating plane, curvature and torsion, Frenet?s trihedral, Frenet?s formulas, osculating sphere. Helices, involutes and evolutes, Bertrand?s curves. Natural equations, the fundamental theorem of the theory of curves. Differential geometry of surfaces; first and second fundamental forms of a surface, normal curvature, the lines of curvature, asymptotic curves, Dupin indicatrix, Meunier?s theorem, mean curvature, Gaussian curvature. Gauss?s Theorema Egregium.


Course Coordinator
Füsun Zengin
Course Language
English


