Positive Curvature on Teardrops and Footballs
Professor Christina Tonnesen-Friedman
May 23, 2016
Bailey Hall 207
Refreshments will be served in Bailey Hall 204 4:45pm
In this talk we will look at variations of the unit sphere with mild singularities at the north and south pole (giving us so-called teardrops and footballs). Using cylindrical coordinates we will be able to find explicit examples with positive curvature.
The talk is intended to be accessible to anyone with a background in multivariable calculus (MTH 115 + MTH 117 or IMP120/121).
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