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Stokes' Theorem and Surfaces

Stokes' Theorem states the following: \begin{equation*} \oint_c \textbf{F}\centerdot d\textbf{r}= \int\int_S (\nabla \times\textbf{F})\centerdot nd \textbf{S}\end{equation*} for a given C that is the ...
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Check if a point is within a quadratic surface (with arbitrary rotation)

Is there a general way to check whether a point is on a quadratic surface given that the principal axes do not need to coincide with the coordinate axes and that the quadric's centroid does not need ...
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differential of $f:X\to\Sigma$ as an elliptic surface,

Let $X$ be an algebraic surface surface and $\sum$ an algebraic curve, and assume, $f:X\to\Sigma$ be an elliptic surface, my question is Why the differential $df$ can be viewed as an injection of ...
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Property that defines Quadric Surface

The book < Geometry and the Imagination > (written by David Hilbert) introduces a property of a Quadric Surface without a proof. Property : The cone consisting of all the tangents from a ...
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What is the meaning of $d\vec S$ in a surface integral?

Can someone explain if I have a surface $z= 9-x^2-y^2$ What would $\vec{n}$ be? What would $d\vec{S}$ be? Why is $d\vec{S}$ $(2x,2y,1)$ and not $(2x,2y,1)/\sqrt{4x^2+4y^2+1}$? Thanks!
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Doubt about local flatness of low dimensional embeddings

I would like to know if it is possible to have a simple curve $\gamma $ on a surface $S$ such that $\gamma$ is compact and embedded (i.e. with respect to the topology induced from $S$ it is ...
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Describing Bézier surfaces

I'm having some trouble with Bézier surfaces and I was hoping someone could help me. Question is rather simple: lets say we have 2 Bézier curves with control points: P00,P10,P20,P30 and second ...
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Optics surface equation to quadric form

This should be straightforward, but honestly I forgot even the names Google for... I've got a surface description in this form (what is it called?): $$z=\dfrac{cr^2}{1+\sqrt{1-(1+k)c^2r^2}},$$ ...
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Convex surface on which any two points $a,b$ can be joined by a curve of length $(\pi/2-\epsilon)|a-b|$

I am trying to solve an exercise on page 13 of the book Metric structures on Riemannian and non-Riemannian spaces by Gromov. Construct a closed, convex surface $X$ in $\mathbb R^3$ such that any ...
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Constant curvature geodesic circles on a surface with constant Gauss curvature

Referring to: Curvature of geodesic circles on surface with constant curvature, Is it possible to combine further the last two of the three equations in the link given above into a single ODE / PDE ...
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Is there any rational map from the nonsingular Segre quadric surface in $\mathbb{CP}^3$ to a nonsingular surface of degree greater or equal to 4?

Is there any rational map from the nonsingular Segre quadric surface in $\mathbb{CP}^3$ to a nonsingular surface in $\mathbb{CP}^3$ of degree greater or equal to 4? Someone told me that the answer is ...
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Is there an algorithm that, given a point cloud, infers an optimal wireframe (surface) structure?

I have a point cloud that I would like to convert to a surface, in the form of a wireframe lattice structure. This means, from a sequence of 3D points (x,y,z), obtaining three 2D matrices X,Y,Z of ...
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Geometric definition of the stable commutator length

In his book, D.Calegari proves the equivalence of the algebraic and geometric definitions of stable commutator length (Proposition 2.10, p. 15). I actually have some difficulties in understanding the ...
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Area of the portion of the cylinder $x^2+y^2 = 9$ for which $-1 \leq z \leq 2$ and $ 0 \leq \theta \leq \pi/2$

Problem: Find the area of the portion of the cylinder $x^2+y^2 = 9$, for which $-1 \leq z \leq 2$ and $ 0 \leq \theta \leq \pi/2$ I first solved this by parametrizing the surface. $x = 3\cos(u)$ , ...
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simple closed curve is nullhomologous iff is separable

A simple closed curve $\gamma$ in an orientable genus $g$ surface $M$ is nullhomologous if and only if $M \setminus \gamma$ consists of two connected components, one of which is a surface $N$ with ...
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Verification of the Stokes theorem for the surface that is a part of a cone

Let $S$ consist of the part of the cone $z=(x^2+y^2)^{1/2}$ for $x^2+y^2\leq9$ and suppose $${\bf A}=(-y,x,-xyz).$$ Verify that Stokes theorem is satisfied for this choice of $\bf A$ and $S$. In ...
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Residue sequence

I'm reading book Compact complex surfaces. In the first section of the second chapter they consider a curve $C$ on a surface $X$ (for simplicity I assume that $X$ and $C$ are smooth), then tensoring ...
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Sketching a surface

If $${\bf F}=2y{\bf i}-z{\bf j}+x^2{\bf k},$$ and $s$ is the surface of the parabolic cylinder $y^2=8x$ in the first octant, bounded by the planes $y=4$ and $z=6$, evaluate $$\int_S{\bf ...
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How many feet of rope to wrap a column

A heating pipe in my bathroom measures 105" in height. It is 8" in circumference (so about 2.55" diameter). I want to wrap it with a 1/4" thick rope. How many feet should I buy? (All measurements in ...
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Areas of tetrahedron surfaces - how to calculate?

Reading up on Cauchy's stress theorem, I have stumbled over the so-called Cauchy tetrahedron, which is an important part of the theorem's proof. The following is cited straight from Wikipedia, but a ...
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How do I find the area of a triangle, in 3D, that lies between two planes, z = A and z = B

Very simple problem to conceptualize, but I don't have a good mathematical solution. I have a triangle with P0 = (x0, y0, z0), P1 = (x1, y1, z1), and P2 = (x2, y2, z2). The triangle represents part ...
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Parametrizing to Calculate Flux

Evaluate the flux of $\mathbf{f}$ across the oriented surface $\Sigma$ by computing the surface integral $\iint_{\Sigma} \mathbf{f} \cdot d\sigma$, where $\Sigma$ is the surface $z=xe^y$ for $0 \leq x ...
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Show a smooth map from a compact, connected, orientable surface to a cyllinder has singular derivative at 2 points.

Let $M$ be a compact, connected, orientable surface in $\mathbb{R}^3$. Let $N$ be the cyllinder in $\mathbb{R}^3$ defined by $x^2+y^2=1$. Suppose $f:M\to N$ is $C^{\infty}$. Show that $f_*:TM\to ...
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Notation for Surface Integral in $\mathbb{R}^3$

Recently, a paper of mine got accepted, but the reviewers are struggling with the (in my view) standard notation for surface integrals in $\mathbb{R}^3$: Let $\Gamma \subset \mathbb{R}^3$ be a ...
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How do we check conformal equivalence of parametrized surfaces, e.g. parallel surfaces?

Suppose we have two parametrized surfaces in $\mathbb{R}^3$: $$ X,Y:\mathbb{R}^2 \rightarrow \mathbb{R}^3 $$ The induced metric on either surface is the pullback of the Euclidean metric $\bar g$ due ...
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Connected components of the complement of a closed geodesic on a hyperbolic surface.

Let $M$ be homeomorphic to a 2-sphere with a finite number $\geq 3$ of points removed. This implies that $M$ can be equipped with a complete, finite area hyperbolic metric. I imagine $M$ as an ideal ...
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Where can I find a good set of notes discussing main theorems/ideas surrounding non-orientable surfaces?

I'm currently looking at non-orientable surfaces, but know very little about them. Is there are good set of notes that will teach me the classical results surrounding non-orientable surfaces?
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Surface Integral calc 3

I am having difficulty setting up this problem. I know the bounds must be 0 to pi/2 for both theta and phi but I am unsure as to how to calculate the integrand. I know it must be the double integral ...
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Representation of nullhomologous loop on compact surface as a product of commutators.

Why this sentence is true?: Assume that $M$ is compact surface and $f: S^1 \to M$ is nullhomologous and without selfintersections. Letting $g$ be the genus and $b$ the number of boundary components ...
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common surface between two equation

what is common surface between: $(x+5)^2+z^2=y$ and $z^2+y^2=25$ ? I have found that at the XY plane the common surface is hiperbola, but it cannot be right because at the paraboloid there aren't any ...
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Surface fitting

I do not need a complete answer but just some advice. I have a sparse matrix of points in a volume. I know a surface passing by these points exists and this surface is mostly flat and relatively ...
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Need function for 2D sigmoid-shaped monotonic Surface

I am looking for a 2D function, $f(x, y)$ which increases monotonically over the range $(0,0)$ to $(1,1)$. In other words, it will be $0$ at $(0,0)$ and $1$ at $(1,1)$. It will also evaluate to $0$ ...
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Building bicubic coons patch from four boundary curves

I want to create s coons patch surface from four boundary curves s1(u), s2(u) q1(v), q2(v) I know that equations are the following (added screenshots from a presentation): There are a few ...
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Linear equivalence vs algebraic equivalence of divisors on smooth projective surfaces

Let $X$ be a smooth projective surface and $D_1, D_2$ be two divisors on $X$. Is it true that $D_1$ is linearly equivalent to $D_2$ if and only if $D_1$ is algebraically equivalent to $D_2$?
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ample anticanonical system implies regularity

I was having a look at Exercise V.21(1) of Beauville's "Complex Algebraic Surfaces", where it is asked to classify surfaces with ample anticanonical system. These are the surface $\mathbb{P}^1 \times ...
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Definition of the algebraic intersection number of oriented closed curves.

Can anyone point me to a reference (book/paper) where I can read up on the the algebraic intersection number of closed curves on an orientable surface? In this paper by John Franks it is used to ...
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Creating a surface from a path of 3D cubic bezier curves

I have a list of cubic bezier curves in 3D, such that the curves are connected to each other and closes a cycle. I am looking for a way to create a surface from the bezier curves. Eventually i want ...
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How do points change in a curved surface?

In the middle picture it shows a row of sticks at certain points along a flat surface. Now in the outer left picture (never-mind the outer right one), when the surface becomes curved the points ...
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Boundary under transformation of a closed curve from $R^2\to R^3$

Consider some mapping $\phi: R_{uv} \to S\subset \mathbb{R}^3$ where $R_{uv}\subset \mathbb{R}^2$ and such that it is a simply connected region. We call the boundary of the surface (which we ...
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NURBS surface fitting for a closed region on mesh

I'm developing a tool that allows users to select a closed boundary (a polygon) on the triangle mesh and then from this boundary, generate a NURBS surface fitting the original mesh surface. My idea ...
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Cw complex $\Sigma_g$

Consider the oriented connected compact surface $\Sigma_g$ of genus $g$ with its standard CW structure. How do I write down the attaching map for the single $2$-cell and how can it be proven that it ...
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For compact surface $M$ and loop $f$ there exists a surjection $\phi: H_1(M) \to \mathbb{Z}/8\mathbb{Z}$ such that $f \notin \ker(\phi)$

Why is this sentence true? For every not nullhomologous loop $f$ without selfintersections on orientable compact surface $M$ there exists a surjection $\phi: H_1(M) \to \mathbb{Z}/8\mathbb{Z}$ such ...
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Approximate a surface by set of points

Given a set of points $(X, Y, Z)$ obtained from the experimental data that can be considered as a 3D surface. What is the common approach to get an approximating function Z=f(x,y) that describes the ...
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How do you find the surface area of a boundary in R3?

I need to solve this problem: Let $D=\{(x,y,z):4(x-2+z)^2+4y^2\le(2-z)^2,0\le x-z\le1\}$ Calculate the area of $\partial D$ So how do you calculate the area of the boundary of a volume defined ...
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Does a pseudo-Anosov homeomorphism of a punctured surface possess infinitely many periodic points?

In A Primer on Mapping Class Groups by Farb and Margalit theorem 14.19 implies that every pseudo-Anosov homeomorphism $f:S \rightarrow S$ on a compact surface $S$ possesses infinitely many periodic ...
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How to find the tangents for a spiral geometry at each point accurately

I have been working on a progam that generates spirals from contours that have been formed by slicing a surface by various planes along its height.The contours are a collection of linear line ...
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tilt of surface from the normals

I have a flat object (not totally flat (let's say in range of 25µm)) which I measured two times (The measuring concept is not important here) with applying a tilt between the two times. I have the ...
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Difficult Surface Integral

I am trying to perform a surface integral over kind of a weird shape. So the radius of the shape should be equal to the multiple of $3$ constants (one for each of the $x, y$ and $z$ directions) each ...
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Parallel Transport - Path independence

I'm trying to solve this problem: Prove that if the parallel transport is path independent, i.e., given two points $p,q \in S$ the parallel transport from $p$ to $q$ is the same, no matter the curve ...
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Help calculating the surface area given by the polar curve: $r=2(1-\cos\theta)$

I want to calculate the surface area given by the curve: $$ r = 2(1-\cos(\theta)) $$ using an integral. I have thought about doing this: $$ x = r\cos(\theta), \, y = r\sin(\theta) $$ $$ \iint r \,dr ...