By Victor A. Toponogov (auth.), Vladimir Y. Rovenski (eds.)

The learn of curves and surfaces types a tremendous a part of classical differential geometry. *Differential Geometry of Curves and Surfaces: A Concise Guide* offers conventional fabric during this box besides very important principles of Riemannian geometry. The reader is brought to curves, then to surfaces, and at last to extra advanced issues. regular theoretical fabric is mixed with more challenging theorems and complicated difficulties, whereas conserving a transparent contrast among the 2 levels.

Key subject matters and features:

* Covers crucial ideas together with curves, surfaces, geodesics, and intrinsic geometry

* substantial fabric at the Aleksandrov international perspective comparability theorem, which the writer generalized for Riemannian manifolds (a outcome referred to now because the celebrated *Toponogov comparability Theorem*, one of many cornerstones of recent Riemannian geometry)

* includes many nontrivial and unique difficulties, a few with tricks and solutions

This rigorous exposition, with well-motivated subject matters, is perfect for complicated undergraduate and first-year graduate scholars trying to input the interesting international of geometry.

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But this means that the curve P γ (t0 )∪γ (t0 )P ∗ is the shortest path joining P with P ∗ located inside of D and differing from (P P ∗ )2 , which contradicts the deﬁnition of (P P ∗ )2 . So, γ1 = (P P ∗ )2 , and hence the length l1 of the curve γ is π R. But then the inequality π R ≤ l(γ2 ) ≤ l(γ1 ) = π R holds, from which it follows that γ2 is the shortest path joining P with P ∗ and that the length of γ is 2π R. In the second case draw a polygonal line p(γ ) inscribed in a curve γ with length different from the length of γ by a sufﬁciently small value.

In the ﬁrst case there is a point P1 on the arc γ1 at which the curvature kγ (P1 ) is greater than 1/R − (γ ), but then R(P1 , γ ) < R − (γ ), in contradiction to the deﬁnition of C − (γ ). In the second case, for any point P ∈ γ , P ∈ C0 , the value R(P, γ ) is not greater than R − (γ ), because C(P, γ ) belongs, together with its curve γ , to the strip of width 2R − (γ ) formed by the tangent lines to γ at the points P1 and P2 . Hence, in this case the equality R(P, γ ) = R − (γ ) holds for all P.

Apply Taylor’s formula to the vector function r = r(s): 1 1 r(s) = r(s0 ) + r (s)(s − s0 ) + r (s0 )(s − s0 )2 + r (s0 )(s − s0 )3 + o((s − s0 )3 ). 31) r (s0 ) = k ν(s0 ) + kν (s0 ) = k ν(s0 ) + k(−k τ (s0 ) + κ β(s0 )) = −k 2 i + k j + kκ k, then ⎧ 1 2 3 3 ⎪ ⎨ x(s) = −s0 − 6 k (s − s0 ) + o¯ 1 ((s − s0 ) ), y(s) = 12 k(s − s0 )2 + 16 k (s − s0 )3 + o¯ 2 ((s − s0 )3 ), ⎪ ⎩ z(s) = 16 kκ(s − s0 )3 + o¯ 3 ((s − s0 )3 ). From the last formulas we obtain the equations of the orthogonal projections (1) onto the osculating plane: y = 12 kx 2 + o(x ¯ 3 ), 2 (2) onto the normal plane: z 2 = Ay 3 + o(y ¯ 3 ), where A = 2κ , 9k (3) onto the rectifying plane: z = Bx 3 + o(x ¯ 3 ), where B = 16 kκ.