Department of Mathematics

Indian Institute Of Technology Madras , Chennai
  • Mathematics Department Shifted to NAC Office of the Department of Mathematics is moved from HSB to New Academic Complex (NAC) 5th and 6th Floor

Surfaces in Space

Speaker : Joji Benny

16-11-2018

Abstract :

We shall talk about the idea of a ''connection'' on a Riemannian Manifold and how an appropriate connection allows us to introduce the ”curvature” of 'nice' manifolds. The techniques developed allows us to generalize the idea of ''straight lines'' in the real plane to the category of manifolds. To observe these ideas in motion, we shall compute these objects for Surfaces in space. We shall also talk about Euclid’s fifth axiom in the context of a general surface.

Key Speaker Joji Benny
Place NAC 522
Start Time 3:00 PM
Finish Time 4:00 PM
External Link None