Differential Geometry Course Notes
by Richard Koch
Publisher: University of Oregon 2005
Number of pages: 188
These are differential geometry course notes. From the table of contents: Preface; Curves; Surfaces; Extrinsic Theory; The Covariant Derivative; The Theorema Egregium; The Gauss-Bonnet Theorem; Riemann's Counting Argument.
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