differential geometry

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Definition of differential geometry 

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

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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, "Google Doodle Honors Late Mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss on His 241st Birthday," 30 Apr. 2018

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1877, in the meaning defined above

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