Critical Points and Morse Theory

  • Anatolij T. Fomenko
  • Tosiyasu L. Kinii


In this chapter we introduce Morse theory, a systematic way of studying certain features of smooth functions on manifolds. We will primarily consider surfaces and three-manifolds, because the main applications of Morse theory in computer geometry are concentrated in these dimensions.


Vector Field Smooth Manifold Betti Number Height Function Morse Theory 
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© Springer Japan 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Anatolij T. Fomenko
    • 1
  • Tosiyasu L. Kinii
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Differential Geometry and Application, Faculty of Mathematics and MechanicsMoscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Laboratory of Digital Art and TechnologyTokyo, 113Japan
  3. 3.Senior Partner of MONOLITH Co. Ltd.Tokyo, 106Japan

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