• Marco Abate
  • Francesca Tovena
Part of the UNITEXT book series (UNITEXT)


In the study of the geometry of the plane, straight lines clearly play a fundamental role. The goal of this chapter is to introduces the curves playing on surfaces a role analogous to the one played by lines in the plane.


Vector Field Tangent Vector Local Parametrization Integral Curve Integral Curf 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marco Abate
    • 1
  • Francesca Tovena
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of PisaItaly
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsUniversity of Rome Tor VergataItaly

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