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Student Seminar - Sefika Kuzgun - What is Curvature?
Wednesday, 26. March 2014, 15:00 - 16:00

What is Curvature?

Şefika Kuzgun 

Abstract: The aim of this talk is to present some basic ideas of Differential Geometry. I shall define parametrized curves, their tangent vectors and lines, and most importantly their curvatures. I shall also include physical and intuitive interpretations. Then some examples will be provided. Finally, I will mention an important theorem called the Gauss-Bonnet theorem. Only a rudimentary knowledge of calculus is needed to follow this talk.

Date: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Time: 15:00
Place: TB 250, Boğaziçi University