This text intends to provide the student with the knowledge of a geometry of greater scope thatn the classical geometry taught today, which is no longer an adequate basis for mathematics of physics, both of which are becoming increasingly geometric. The geometry of surfaces is an ideal starting point for students learning geometry for the following reasons; first, the extensions offer the simplest possible introduction to fundamentals of modern geometry: curvature, group actions and covering spaces. Second, the ...

Geometry of Surfaces 1995, Springer, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780387977430

1992 edition

Trade paperback