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Positive Curvature on Teardrops and Footballs

by

Professor Christina Tonnesen-Friedman
Union College

May 23, 2016
5:00 pm
Bailey Hall 207

Refreshments will be served in Bailey Hall 204 4:45pm


Abstract:

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).


For additional information, send e-mail to math@union.edu or call (518) 388-6246.
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