By Marcel Berger

Riemannian geometry has this day develop into an unlimited and demanding topic. This new e-book of Marcel Berger units out to introduce readers to many of the dwelling themes of the sphere and produce them quick to the most effects recognized to this point. those effects are said with no precise proofs however the major rules concerned are defined and encouraged. this permits the reader to acquire a sweeping panoramic view of virtually the whole lot of the sphere. although, in view that a Riemannian manifold is, even at the beginning, a refined item, beautiful to hugely non-natural innovations, the 1st 3 chapters commit themselves to introducing many of the innovations and instruments of Riemannian geometry within the such a lot usual and motivating means, following specifically Gauss and Riemann.

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4. 2 for general surfaces, when moreover the curve can admit corners. 4. The Umlaufsatz has many other corollaries. The ﬁrst is a surprising explicit tube formula. Consider a simple plane closed curve c and take the tube around it of radius ε. Beware that the boundary of this tube might not be smooth if ε is too large. But for ε small enough, area of this tube = 4πε · length(c) Please check this on some examples. The length of the inner boundary curve is length(c) − 2πε An amusing consequence: consider the belt highway of a big town and a car running through it completely.

Geodesics on the ellipsoid which is moreover the shortest path between those points. However, in E3 this cylinder can have a boundary. The jargon answer is: the surface should be a complete metric space when endowed with the inner metric forced on it by its embedding in E3 . The simplest case is when the surface is compact: then it is also complete in the above sense. 1. hole p q Fig. 47. There is no shortest path from p to q 42 1 Euclidean Geometry Fig. 48. Curve asymptotic to a circle Fig. 49.

C) A convex particle with six equilibrium positions As an exercise compute which parts of an ellipse obey it. 3 above, and Wojtkowski 1986 [1274]) for which almost every nonperiodic trajectory is everywhere dense in space as well as in phase (they are called ergodic). 27). Fig. 27. 4 Umlaufsatz with Corners An important remark is in order, which might have already occured to the reader. Consider a triangle in the plane and think of it “à la Umlaufsatz ”, that is to say: drag the unit tangent vector along as you traverse each side.