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Multivariable Calculus: Intersection of surface and planes

I have this math problem: Let $S$ be the surface that consists of all points $(x,y,z)$ that satisfy the equation $x^2+y^2=z^2$. 1) What are the intersections of $S$ with horizontal planes ...
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Principal directions bissect the asymptotic directions

How can one prove that at a hyperbolic point, the principal directions bissect the asymptotic directions?
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Blow-up and base change

Consider a complex smooth (projective) surface $X$ and a blow-up $\epsilon:S\longrightarrow X$ at a point $x\in X$. Let $\sigma\in\text{Aut}(\mathbb C)$ be a field automorphism and moreover let ...
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Parametrization of the intersection of two given surfaces

Find a parametrization of the intersection between the two curves $z=x^2-y^2$ and $z=x^2+xy-1$. I figure I should set them equal to each other but I'm not sure where to go from there: $$x^2-y^2 = ...
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Can anyone solve a stochastic differential equation - related to neuroscience research?

I'm a neuroscience grad student, and I'm hoping one of ya'll could help me solve this problem regarding particle diffusion. It relates to my research on molecular-level neural plasticity, but I've ...
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Boundary on a manifold

I was wondering how I can see if a manifold has a boundary just by looking at the surface? The thing is that I want to understand how to apply the Gauß Bonnet theorem to surfaces and there I need to ...
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Cubic surface as P$^2$ blowing up 6 points

This question is from the chapter 1 of Reid's note: Chapters on algebraic surfaces Suppose that L:(x=y=0), M:(z=t=0), and L$_5$:(y=t=0) lie on a nonsingular cubic surface X in P$^3$, define a ...
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An algorithm to find isometry between surfaces in $\mathbb{R}^3$?

Given two surfaces in $R^3$, i would like to find isometry between these two. Usually, in class, we did some examples, like bending the plane into a cylinder, or cone, and they were not hard, quite ...
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Area of a region on the surface of a prolate spheroid

Is there a general expression for the area of a region bounded by 3 great ellipses on the surface of a prolate spheroid (where a great ellipse is the intersection of the spheroid with a plane passing ...
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Calculating surface area

I have the following surface in $$R^3:{(x,y,z),(x^2 + y^2 + z^2)^2 = a^2(x^2 - y^2) \ ,\ x,y >=0}.$$ I want to find it's surface area. I've tried using spherical coordinates but calculating the ...
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Gauß and mean curvature

I was wondering whether the Gauß, mean curvature and shape operator of a surface actually depend on the chosen parametrization? Under a reparametrization of $f: \Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^2 ...
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Isometric and conformal map

We defined conformal and isometric maps for surfaces $f,g: \Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^2 \rightarrow S \subset \mathbb{R}^3$. Under a reparametrization of $f$ I understand a diffeomorphism $\Phi : M ...
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Need function for tunable sigmoid 2D surface

This question is similar to one that I asked 6 months ago, but I added some additional requirements and I'll try to ask it more concisely. Requirements: I need a $2D$ surface, $z = f(x, y)$ where ...
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Properties of fibers of a morphism of varieties

In this question, all varieties are supposed to be over an algebraically closed field $k$. Hypothesis: X is a smooth projective surface and $f:X\longrightarrow \mathbb P^1$ is a morphism with we ...
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Bertini's theorem for surfaces: informations about singular fibers.

Let $S$ be a complex non-singular projective surface embedded in some $\mathbb P^n$. Thanks to the Bertini's theorem (Hartshorne theorem II.8.18) there exists a hyperplane $H\subseteq\mathbb P^n$ ...
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Constant curvature metrics on the sphere

Are there Riemannian metrics other than the standard metric induced from the euclidean space on $S^2$ such that the sectional curvature is equal to 1 everywhere? Or is this the unique Riemannian ...
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Question about Definition of Boundary in Stokes' Theorem

I was wondering if what my teacher said was correct and complete in that in Stokes' Theorem the "boundary curve" of a surface can be defined as the mapping along the boundary of the two-dimensional ...
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Are there non-parametrizable surfaces?

Are there any surfaces that cannot be parameterized? (I'm in multivariable calc and we were talking about parametrizing surfaces for Stokes' Theorem so I was wondering if there are any surfaces that ...
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How do I convert a parametric surface $S(u,v) = (X(u,v),Y(u,v),Z(u,v))$ to a Monge representation

How do I convert a parametric surface $S(u,v) = (X(u,v),Y(u,v),Z(u,v)) $ to a Monge representation, $ S(x,y) = (x,y,Z(x,y))$?
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Finding the critical points of a quadratic form restricted to projective plane

I have a quadratic form $f(x) = x^t A x$ where A is 3x3 real symmetric and $f$ satisfies $f(x) = f(-x)$ and now restricted to $||x|| = 1$ this is a well defined map on the projective plane (when ...
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Does every differentiable ruled surfaces possess a global ruled parametrization?

According to my notes, a differentiable ruled surface of $\mathbb R ^3$ is a 2-dimensional $C^k$ submanifold of $\mathbb R ^3$ that can be described as a union of straight lines. I'm working on some ...
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Describe a twisted parabolic trough

I want to describe a parabolic trough of the form $z=x^2$ and give it a twist, like a torsion in $y$ direction. Does anybody know how I can do that? Imagine this is the trough and the $z$ direction ...
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Parametrised vs Regular Surfaces

Two types of surfaces in $\mathbb{R}^3$ are usually studied in introductory books on differential geometry: Parametrised or immersed surface: Is an immersion $F:U\rightarrow\mathbb{R}^3$ from an ...
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Derivative first fundamental form

Let $X,Y: I \rightarrow T_{\gamma}\Omega$ be vector fields along a curve $\gamma: I \rightarrow \Omega \subset\mathbb{R}^2.$ Now, in our lecture it was claimed that the derivative $\frac{d}{dt} ...
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Equivalent definitions of a surface

do Carmo Differential Geometry of Curves and Surfaces defines a regular surface as per the below post. Lee Introduction to Smooth Manifolds defines an embedded or regular surface to be an embedded or ...
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Metric properties

Let $f: \Omega \rightarrow \mathbb{R}^3$ be a submanifold in $\mathbb{R}^3$ and also $f' : \Omega' \rightarrow \mathbb{R}^3$ another one. Now if $f(\Omega) \cap f' ( \Omega')$ is a regular curve $c: I ...
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Why is first fundamental form considered intrinsic

I am reading Kuhnel's differential geometry book, and in chapter 4, it says that "intrinsic geometry of a surface" can be considered to be things that can be determined solely from the first ...
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Parametrizing Surfaces

Can someone check my work? The question was: find a parametric representation of the portion of the surface $x+3y-z=5$ with $x\geq0, y\geq0$, and $x^2+y^2\leq 1$. I answered: $x=\cos\theta$, ...
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Evaluating stokes theorem $\int \vec{F} \cdot d\vec{r}$ on the surface $z=4-y^2$

Evaluate $\int \vec{F} \cdot d\vec{r}$ o the surface $z=4-y^2$ cut off by $x=0$, $z=0$, and $y=x$. I particularly need help with evaluating the integral on $C_3$. Please see picture I am ...
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How does the circumference of the top + bottom sides of a cylinder effect our calculations when working out the surface area?

I was watching a video tutorial on khan academy, (I've included the link at the bottom), and the question states that there is a 8cm cylinder, with a radius of 4. Part of the video shows a worked ...
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Compact surfaces with boundary of constant negative curvature

Consider a surface (with boundary) diffeomorphic to $S^1 \times [0, 1]$ and with constant negative curvature, sitting inside $\mathbb{R}^3$. All the examples I know of such surfaces are "part of" (or ...
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how to determine the outward pointing normal (gauss divergence theorem)

I have a cone defined by $x^2+y^2=(1-z)^2$ i was trying to work out the normal vector on surface $s_1$ indicated on the plot On $s_1$: r=$\left<x,y,0\right>$ since $z=0$ on $x-y$ plane ...
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Finding the surface area $\iint_{s} f \, dS$ of $z=x^2-y^2$ cut off by $z=4-2y^2$

Finding the surface area $\iint_{s} f \, dS$ of $z=x^2-y^2$ cut off by $z=4-2y^2$ I have no idea which parametrization to use for this, however i did figure out the following: I think the ...
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Finding the surface area $\iint_{s} f \, dS$ of $z=\sqrt{x^2+y^2}$ lying inside $x^2+y^2=x$

$z=\sqrt{x^2+y^2}$ is the surface we working on. I am a bit stuck on choosing the limits for this problem, I have done the following: ...
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Boundary of Mobius strip is $S^1$

I feel like this should be simple, and it is intuitively obvious by looking at the polygon with side identifictations version of the Mobius band, but how do we explicitly show, i.e find the ...
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Cut-number of Klein bottle and other non-orientable surfaces

What is the maximum number $c$ (cut-number) of non-intersecting (edit: two-sided) circles on a Klein bottle $N_2$ and, in general, a surface $N_h$ with $h$ Möbius strips, such that cutting by these ...
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Christoffel symbols of a surface of revolution

I am looking for a way to write down the Christoffel symbols for a surface of revolution. They are given by ...
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Squeezed cylinder parametrization

A Cylinder is such a common surface. But is there a parametrization for an isometrically $ R^2 $ bent cylinder whose major and minor dimensions are along x, y axes? I used an approximation to ...
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Calculating the equation of a multivariable surface of revolution

I'm stucked with a surface equation problem so I would be very thankful if someone could help me with it. What the excercise says: Find the equation of the revolution surface that is spanned when ...
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Show that $(\textbf{S}^*\textbf{B})(u,v)=\textbf{B}(\textbf{S}(u,v))\cdot \textbf{N}(u,v) \ du \wedge dv$

Let $\textbf{S}(u,v):[0,1]^2 \rightarrow \mathbb{R}^3$ be a singular $2$-cube which is smooth. Note that $0 \leq u,v \leq 1$. Let $B(\textbf{r})=B_x \ dy \wedge dz + B_y \ dz \wedge dx + B_z \ ...
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If Möbius band embeds then $\mathbb RP^2$ is a (connected) summand!

This is exercise 6-4 on page 181 in John Lee's Topological Manifolds book which asks me to prove the above, that is, if $M$ is a boundaryless surface which contains a subset $B$ which is homeomorphic ...
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What happens to geodesic curvature under the Gauss map?

$\def\RR{\mathbb{R}}$Let $D$ be a closed disc, smoothly embedded in $\RR^3$. The Gauss-Bonnet theorem tells me that $\int \!\! \int_D K + \int_{\partial D} \kappa = 2 \pi$, where $K$ is the Gaussian ...
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Möbius band and Viviani Frill

I find a common rule that unites generation of Viviani Frill and the the Möbius Band. $$ \phi =\theta $$ where $ \phi,\theta $ are spherical coordinates. Please comment if this way looking at it ...
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The equation of a 3D surface bounded by 3 known elliptical curves

I am trying to find the equation of a 3D surface as illustrated below. The boundaries of this surface is comprised of two planar elliptical arcs $AB$ and $AC$ as well as a 3D arc $BC$ which is a 3D ...
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question about closed disc and closed surfaces.

Question: is a closed disc is a example of closed surface. I know that, the boundary of an open disk viewed as a manifold is empty, while its boundary in the sense of topological space is the circle ...
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Calculating Triple Integral

I have task : find volume of body limited by surface $(\frac{x}{a})^{2/3} + (\frac{y}{b})^{2/3} + (\frac{z}{c})^{2/3}$ = 1. I know that this task is about triple integral. But i have confused by such ...
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What are some elementary books which discuss projective lines on surfaces with examples?

I have the books: W. H. Blythe, On models of cubic surfaces (1905) and A. Henderson, The twenty-seven lines upon the cubic surface, and a couple more modern algebraic geometry books including I. R. ...
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What are some applications of parametrization of curves and surfaces?

I know that we can find all elements of a quadratic field with norm 1 by rational parametrization of conics, it can be used to show that some Diophantine equations are not so easy to solve, and that ...
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Non-standard 3D rotation of a set of points [duplicate]

I want to create a 3D surface as shown in the figure below. Toward this, I thought if I rotate a set of points in $xy$-plane on a elliptical arc I may be able to get such a surface. I was thinking of ...
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How to solve this questions about regular surfaces?

I'm trying to solve the following: $i)$ Show that if all normals to a connected surface pass trough a fixed point, the surface is contained in a sphere. $ii)$ Prove that if a regular surface $S$ ...