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B Differential Geometry Basics
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Differential geometry, as its name suggests, studies the properties of geometric entities using differential calculus. Emphasis is placed on local characteristics such as curvature. In this appendix, we present the most fundamental concepts regarding curves and surfaces; more complete discussions of the field can be found in specialized sources such as [O’Ne66,Lips74, dC76,Opre97,Patr02].