Date of Award
Master of Arts in Mathematics
From fundamental forms to curvatures and geodesics, differential geometry has many special theorems and applications worth examining. Among these, the Gauss-Bonnet Theorem is one of the well-known theorems in classical differential geometry. It links geometrical and topological properties of a surface. The thesis introduced some basic concepts in differential geometry, explained them with examples, analyzed the Gauss-Bonnet Theorem and presented the proof of the theorem in greater detail. The thesis also considered applications of the Gauss-Bonnet theorem to some special surfaces.
Broersma, Heather Ann, "Gauss-Bonnet formula" (2006). Theses Digitization Project. 3044.