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Surface is a two-dimensional submanifold of three-dimensional Euclidean space.

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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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### On the variation of a Kähler metric on a surface by pullback of the complex structure

Let $\Sigma$ be a compact, connected, oriented surface, and let $\rho\in\Omega^2(\Sigma)$ be a fixed volume form. Then any (almost) complex structure $J\in\Omega^0(M;\operatorname{End}TM)$ compatible ...
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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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### Given the equation for a surface, how to find enclosed volume?

Suppose we give an equation of the form $f(x_1,x_2,..., x_n)=C$, with $f$ a smooth function, and assume this is such that defines a closed surface in $\mathbb{R}^{n+1}$. Assume also that the equation ...
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### Computing a contraction of an exceptional divisor.

For a few days, I have been working on the following problem, from Qing Liu's book: Let $\mathcal{O_K}$ be a discrete valuation ring with uniformizing parameter t and residue characteristic $\neq 2,3$...
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### Do we really need to use the Jordan-Schönflies Theorem to prove that every surface can be triangulated?

I have read that most proofs of the triangulability of surfaces require the use of the Jordan-Schönflies Theorem. However, is such high-tech machinery really needed? The problem is that 3-manifolds ...
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### Ambient Isotopy

From Hirsch's Differential Topology, p. 180. The first of the isotopy extension theorems says; Let $A\subset M$ be a compact submanifold and $F:V\times I \rightarrow S^{3}$ an isotopy of $A$. If ...
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### How to calculate the area of the visible parts of a 3D PieChart?

I have created a 3D Pie Chart whose major feat (among the others) is to be rotated: I did it to demonstrate how the visual perception of data in a Pie Chart can be distorted depending on the ...
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### Two twisted cubic curves in $\mathbb P^3$ intersect iff they lie in a common cubic surface

Let $C_1$ and $C_2$ be twisted cubic curves in $\mathbb P^3$. I want to prove that they intersect if and only if they lie in common cubic surface, perhaps singular. The second condition can be ...
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### Misinterpretations of Hilbert's Theorem?

I've seen a few posts here that make certain claims that are related to Hilbert's theorem. For instance: "I know that there is no complete surface embedded in $\Bbb R^3$ of constant curvature $-k$ ...
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### Manifold is cut along hypersurfaces; how to define a connection on this?

May $M$ be a smooth manifold with boundary $\partial M$. Metrics and Connection can be defined everywhere. But now this manifold is cut by a smooth hypersurface $A$ and the cut goes along $M \cap A$ ...
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### How to classify this surface

I know that it should be either a sphere, torus, Klein bottle, real projective plane, or a connect sum of any combination of these, but I don't know the steps in identifying what kind of surface this ...
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### What is the mean curvature of a developable surface?

I am trying to calculate the mean curvature of a developable surface but having some difficulty. Any help would be greatly appreciated! I am very new to differential geometry so please bear with me, ...
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### Morse theory and homology of an algebraic surface (example)

Let $T_n$ denote the $n$-th Chebyshev polynomial and define $f_n(x,y,z)\!:=\!T_n(x)\!+\!T_n(y)\!+\!T_n(z)$ and $$Z_n:=\mathcal{Z}(f_n) \subseteq \mathbb{R}^3,$$ the Bachoff-Chmutov surface, where in ...
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### Understanding surface area of a revolution/length of curve

I don't quite understand why the formula to find the surface area of a revolution is what it is: $$A = 2\pi \int_a^b x\ \sqrt{1 + \left(\frac{\text{d}y}{\text{d}x}\right)^2}\ \text{d} x.$$ I would'...
If I have a first fundamental form $\mathrm{d}u^2+\cos^2 u \mathrm{d}v^2$, I am trying to show that the second fundamental form cannot equal $f(u,v)\mathrm{d}v^2$ for a smooth function $f(u,v)$. I ...