Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 11:15am to 12:15pm
Sentinel 220, Castlegar Campus
The School of University Arts & Science welcomes Dr. Mark Fels from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Utah State University to talk differential geometry at Selkirk College.
There are two types of curvature of a surface in three space (x,y,z). One is called mean curvature, and the other Gauss curvature.
The Gauss curvature was fundamental in Gauss's Theorema Egregium, which implies that we can study surfaces independently of how they are sitting inside three space (x,y,z). His student Bernhard Riemann took this idea and came up with the abstract mathematical definition we use today
known as a differentiable manifold. Dr. Fels will describe these structures, give some examples, and put them in context with other mathematical structures that are more well known, such as vector spaces.
- Date: Thursday December 06
- Time: 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
- Room: SEN 220
- Speaker: Dr. Mark Fels, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Utah State University
All topics will be discussed from a NON-TECHNICAL point of view. Everyone is welcome.