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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 ...
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Newtonian potential at (0, 0, – a)

I found this problem in the book Advanced Calculus, written by Friedman. "Newtonian potential at (0, 0, – a) due to a mass with constant densinty $\sigma$ on the hemisphere S: $x^2 + y^2 + z^2 = ...
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Topology of level surfaces

I have a level surface of the form $f(x,y,z,w)=0$ and also $g(x,y,z)=0$. Here f and g are differentiable! I need to decide if they are compact or not. Is there any criteria, theorem or anything? ...
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Blowing up a Singular Point More Than Once.

I am trying to understand how $I_n$-fibres appear in an elliptic surface by performing a sequence of blow-ups. To be concrete, I am looking at the following elliptic surface given in Weierstrass ...
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Is $\textrm{im}(f)$ homeomorphic to the torus less the inner equator?

Consider the map $id_{S^1}\times f:S^1\times [0, 1]\longrightarrow S^1\times S^1$ where $f:[0, 1]\longrightarrow S^1$ is given by $$f(t)=(\cos(\pi t), \sin(\pi t)).$$ Is it true that $\textrm{im}(f)$ ...
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Regular Surface: Regularity Condition

I am having some difficulty in understanding the meaning/motivation of the regularity condition in the definition of regular surfaces. The definition (restricted to $\mathbb{R}^2$ and ...
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Formula for a surface of revolution

The curve $y=\sqrt{x^2+1}, 0\leqslant{x}\leqslant{\sqrt{2}}$, which is part of the upper branch of the hyperbola $y^2-x^2=1$, is revolved about x-axis to generate a surface. Find the area of the ...
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Question about extending a solution to Monge-Ampere solution

I am interested in solutions to the Monge-Ampere equation for a smooth function $h(x,y)$ of two variables(though I suppose I could try to make do with $C^2$ solutions). The equation is: ...
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Understanding surface integrals

My question is a bit vague, but I'm trying to get a better understanding of surface integrals and their relation to physics. Suppose I have a surface, say a sphere, and I have a function which gives ...
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Surface: intersection of 2 polar curves

I have these two polar curves: $$ C_1: r = 2 - \cos(\theta)\\ C_2: r = 3 \cos(\theta) $$ Plots: C1 and C2. I need to find the surface of $D = C_1 \cap C_2$. I started by finding the solution to ...
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surface integral using substitution

I am stuck trying to calculate the following surface integral: $$\int _{R}\int (x+y)^{2}ds$$ over the the following regions: $$0\leqslant x+2y\leqslant 2\: \: \wedge \: \: 0\leqslant x-y\leqslant ...
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the fundamental group of punctured surface

Let $S_{g,m}$ be a surface of genus $g$ with $m$ punctured, we know the fundamental group of $S_{g,0}$ is $$ \pi_1(S_{g,0}) = \left\langle a_1, b_1, \dots, a_g, b_g {~\large\mid~} [a_1, b_1] \dots ...
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Better way to denote position on a sphere's surface

TL;DR: Read the bold text. If you have a rectangular plane, you can use two coordinates (X, Y) to define any position on the plane. If you have a sphere, you can still use polar coordinates to denote ...
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Best book for learning multiple integrals, line integrals, Green's theorem, etc.

I've been searching for a book that teaches multiple integrals and such in a way that I can understand. I need to learn it quickly, so I don't need too much of the intuition, I just need to be able to ...
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Surface area of sphere in N dimensions; and a failed extension to ellipsoids

I'll present a calculation of the surface area of a sphere in $N$-dimensions. This calculation is performed in cartesian coordinates. I haven't seen the computation done this way before (though I ...
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Surface area of the part of the sphere $x^2+y^2+z^2=a^2$ that is inside the cylinder $x^2+y^2=ax$

I've been solving some surface area problems lately, but I don't think that the same approach that I was using will work with this one (or at least will result in a lot work). So, I believe I should ...
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Metric Tensors and its Taylor Expansion in Normal Coordinates

With metric tensors of the unit sphere in normal coordinates, their Taylor series for $p\in S$ near the north pole $N$ can be written as follows. $$g_{rr}(p) \equiv 1; g_{r\theta}(p) = g_{\theta ...
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Name of the surface with two sides and three boundaries

Once i have seen a 3d visualization of a surface with the following characteristics: it had three circular borders. If you imagine the surface inscribed in the earth globe, one of the borders would ...
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What curvature conditions make a surface rigid?

Consider a compact surface $S$, possibly with boundary, embedded in $\mathbb{R}^3$, with the induced Riemannian metric. I believe that if $S$ has constant positive Gaussian curvature (that is, $S$ is ...
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How to estimate/determine surface normals and tangent planes at points of a depth image (point cloud)?

I have depth image, that I've generated using 3D CAD data. This depth image can also be taken from a depth imaging sensor such as Kinect or a stereo camera. So basically it is depth map of points ...
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Local diffeoorphism and orientability of surfaces

I need some help to prove this: Let $S_2$ be an orientable regular surface and $f : S1 \rightarrow S2$ be a local diff eomorphism. Then $S_1$ is an orientable surface. Thanks.
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the fundamental group acts on half upper plan

Let $S$ be a compact oriental surface without boundary of genus $g\ge 2$, then its universal covering is $\mathbb{H}^2$, I am confused with 2 facts following: (1) $\rho:\pi_1(S)\hookrightarrow ...
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Homology subgroups generated by non-intersecting cycles

Suppose I have a closed genus $g$ surface. I can pick a canonical homology basis for the surface by picking $g$ "A-cycles" $a_1,\ldots,a_g$, and then $g$ "B-cycles" $b_1,\ldots,b_g$, represented by ...
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Surface described by parametric equations

If I've got the surface in $\mathbb{R}^3$ described by: $x(s,t)=s^2-t^2$, $y(s,t)=s+t$, $z(s,t)=s^2+3t$ for $(s,t)\in\mathbb{R}^2$, and I'm told this surface is the graph of a function $f(x,y)$, how ...
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Normal lines of a regular surface

I need to prove this: If all the normal lines to a regular surface pass through a fixed point, then the surface is a portion of the sphere. I haven't really tried much since I don't know what to do. ...
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Questions about surface integrals and an example problem

It is- Double integral(x + y) dS Where S is the part of the cylinder y^2 + z^2 = 4 . With x being between 0 and 5 First question, if we want to get the integral of the surface of a cylinder, I ...
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oriented surface of genus g and m punctures

Let $S_{g,m}$ be an oriented surface of genus g and m punctures, what's the condition to ensure $S_{g,m}$ is hyperbolic? If $g\ge 2$, I know it is hyperbolic, how about g=0 and g=1? Thanks in advance. ...
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Double integrals using cylindrical coordinates

Suppose we had a vector field $F = (axy^2,ayx^2,x^2\cos(\pi z))$ and wanted to calculate the surface integral of $$\int\int_SF\cdot n \ dS$$ where $S = \{(x,y,z): x^2 +y^2 = 1, 0 \leq z \leq 1/2 \}$ ...
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Parametric equations of surfaces of revolution

I need to find a parametrization for the following two surfaces: (i) The surface obtained by revolving the curve $z = f(x),\ (a \lt x \lt b)$ in the $xz$ plane, around the $z$ axis, where $a \gt 0$. ...
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Connected sum of surfaces with boundary

The connected sum of closed surfaces (2-manifolds) is defined by removing a disk from each and gluing the exposed edges together. When defining the connected sum of surfaces with boundary, is the ...
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Whats the general idea for finding the mapping class group of the twice punctured sphere?

Consider the twice punctured sphere. Now I know the mapping class group of the twice punctured sphere is $\mathbb{Z}_{2}$, the cyclic group of order 2. However, I know one applies the alexander trick ...
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How to parametrize a triangle?

How do I parametrize a triangle with vertices $A(1,1)$, $B(2,2)$ and $C(1,3)$? I have tried working with the equations of the lines that form it but am not completely sure how to link them together ...
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Metric Questions Using the First Fundamental Form

Consider the Poincare Disk with local coordinates $\rho=\log\frac{1+r}{1-r}$ and $\theta$, where $r$ is the radius and $\theta$ is the angle with $x$ axis. After finding the metric tensors as ...
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Showing that two surfaces are not isometric/locally isometric

I am trying to solve an exercise which asks to show that two surfaces are not isometric and additionally that they are not locally isometric. The two surfaces presented are graphs. I know that if two ...
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Simple closed curve definition of genus

The genus of a connected surface can be defined as the maximum number of disjoint simple closed curves that can be removed from it without disconnecting it. Why must the simple closed curves be ...
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Given a diffeomorphism between two surfaces, is there an expression for the pullback of the covariant derivative of a vector field?

Let $A$ and $B$ be two surfaces (smooth enough) in an affine space $M$ with metric $g$. Let $g^A$, $g^B$ be the metric tensors on the two surfaces induced by $g$, and $\nabla^A$, $\nabla^B$ the ...
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compact surface of revolution

I have to prove that a compact surface of revolution is diffeomorphic to a sphere or to a torus. And show that $\int_{S} K dA= $ =$\{4\pi,$ if S is spherical type 0, if S is toric type $\}$, ...
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Flat Surfaces in $\mathbb{R}^3$ Can Be Bent Only Along Straight Lines

This is a problem out of Elementary Differential Geometry by Barrett O'Neill (Chapter 6 Section 3 Number 2). Let $M$ be a flat surface in $\mathbb{R}^3$ with principal curvatures $k_1$ and $k_2$, ...
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Finding the Asymptotic Curves of a Given Surface

I have to find the asymptotic curves of the surface given by $$z = a \left( \frac{x}{y} + \frac{y}{x} \right),$$ for constant $a \neq 0$. I guess that what was meant by that statement is that surface ...
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Nonorientable surfaces: genus or demigenus?

The genus $g$ of a closed, orientable surface is the maximum number of disjoint simple closed curves that can be drawn on the surface without disconnecting it. In terms of the Euler characteristic, ...
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Parametrize plane and get surface area

Find a parametrization of the surface: $y + 2z = 2$ inside the cylinder $x^2 + y^2 = 1$. Then, compute its surface area. I'm having trouble finding the parametrization of the surface. I don't think ...
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Diffeomorphism between a regular surface and the plane

Do Carmo states that (example 2, page 74) if $\mathbf x: U\subset\mathbb R^2\rightarrow S$ is a parameterization, then $\mathbf x^{-1}: \mathbf x(U)\rightarrow \mathbb R^2$ is differentiable. Why is ...
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First and Second Fundamental Form Intuition

I was just wondering what various quantities relating to the first and second fundamental forms of a regular surface mean intuitively. First of all, another explanation as to what the first and second ...
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Surface parameterization of a cylinder?

Suppose I wanted to parameterize the cylinder $x^2 + y^2 = R^2$ (for the purpose of computing a surface integral). Say $z$ is in range $-z_0 \le z \le z_0$. The standard parameterization I see ...
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Tangent Planes and Surfaces (Calc 3)

I am wondering if I am on the right track for the following question: Find a for the plane $x+y+z=-1$ so that it is a tangent plane to the surface $z=x^2+ay^2$ I figured since you are given a ...
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Surface Area Line integral problem

I'm trying to figure out how to solve a surface area with surface and line integrals (showing both methods). The area I'm trying to compute is the area of the shape $$x^2+y^2=9$$ bounded by $z=0$ and ...
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Finding surface integral of the paraboloid and disk

Let S be the surface consisting of the paraboloid $y=x^2 + z^2$ with $0 \leq y \leq 1$, and the disk $x^2 + y^2 \leq 1$. Let $S$ have an outward orientation. Compute the double integral of $\langle ...
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Surface Area of Two Cylinders Calculus 3

Find the surface area of two cylinders $$y^2 + z^2 = 1$$ and $$x^2 + y^2 = 1$$ I have so far set the two equations to equal $$x= \pm z$$ and $$y= \sqrt{(1-z^2)}$$ I am a little confused on how to set ...
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Find normal vector for the surface F(x,y)=0

I need to find the normal vector(in a point (a,b)) for a surface F(x,y)=0, that we can't write as y=f(x) and F(x,y) doesn't satisfies the conditions of the implicit function theorem. For example: the ...