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Math 106  FALL 00-01

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The study of curves and surfaces in 2- and 3-dimensional Euclidean space using the techniques of differential and integral calculus and linear algebra. Topics include curvature and torsion of curves, Frenet-Serret frames,global properties of closed curves, intrinsic and extrinsic properties of surfaces, Gaussian curvature and mean curvature, geodesics, minimal surfaces, and the Gauss-Bonnet theorem.