A branch of differential geometry dealing with Riemannian manifolds. *Riemannian manifolds* are smooth manifolds with an inner product smoothly attached to the tangent space of each point. Usually, Riemannian geometry focuses on the notions of distance, curvature, and shape. Consider using this tag ...

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Exponential map on the ellipsoid.

Consider the ellipsoid $M \subseteq \mathbb{R}^3$ defined by $$\frac{x^2}{a^2} + \frac{y^2}{b^2} + \frac{x^2}{c^2} = 1,$$ where $0 < a < b < c$, equipped with the usual Riemannian metric ...
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Show that , for all $(s_{0},t_{0})\in [0,1]\times [0,a]$, the curves $s\to f(s,t_{0})$, $t\to f(s_{0},t)$ are orthogonals.

Let $f:[0,1]\times [0,a]\to M$ a parameterized surface such that for all $t_{0}\in[0,a]$, the curve $s\to f(s,t_{0})$, $s\in [0,1]$, is a parameterized geodesic by arc lenght , orthogonal to the ...