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- DescriptionThis introductory book is organized around a collection of simple experiments which the reader can perform at home or in a classroom setting. Methods for physically exploring the intrinsic geometry of commonplace curved objects (such as bowls, balls and watermelons) are described. The concepts of Gaussian curvature, parallel transport, and geodesics are treated.
- Author BiographyDr. J. Casey ist Professor an der University of California, Berkeley Department of Mechanical Engineering.
- Author(s)Professor James Casey
- PublisherFriedrich Vieweg & Sohn Verlagsgesellschaft mbH
- Date of Publication01/08/1996
- LanguageEnglish & German
- Place of PublicationWiesbaden
- Country of PublicationGermany
- ImprintFriedrich Vieweg & Sohn Verlagsgesellschaft mbH
- Content Note51 black & white illustrations, biography
- Weight371 g
- Width148 mm
- Height210 mm
- Spine16 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
- Edition StatementSoftcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1996
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