differential geometry
Introductiondifferential geometry, branch of geometry in which the concepts of the calculus are applied to curves, surfaces, and other geometric entities. The approach in classical differential geometry involves the use of coordinate geometry (see analytic geometry; Cartesian coordinates), although in the 20th cent. the methods of differential geometry have been applied in other areas of geometry, e.g., in projective geometry.Sections in this article:
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