differential geometry


: a branch of mathematics using calculus to study the geometric properties of curves and surfaces

Examples of differential geometry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rao’s work formed the basis of information geometry, an interdisciplinary field that applies the techniques of differential geometry to study probability theory and statistics. IEEE Spectrum, 21 Nov. 2023 Local differential geometry, global topology and analysis are different aspects of geometry. Quanta Magazine, 4 Mar. 2021 Here, Is’ mastery of differential geometry came into play. Quanta Magazine, 4 Mar. 2021 Is’ expertise in differential geometry and analysis. Quanta Magazine, 4 Mar. 2021 The first Bourbaki text was meant to be about differential geometry, which reflected the tastes of some of the group’s early members, luminaries like Henri Cartan and André Weil. Quanta Magazine, 9 Nov. 2020 Mirzakhani’s research connects to many areas of mathematics, including differential geometry, complex analysis and dynamical systems. Quanta Magazine, 12 Aug. 2014 Gauss -- whose full name is Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss -- made significant contributions to many fields of mathematics and science, including algebra, number theory, differential geometry, geophysics, magnetic fields and optics. Taylor Weatherby, Billboard, 30 Apr. 2018 See More

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First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of differential geometry was in 1877

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“Differential geometry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/differential%20geometry. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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