History of Curvature

by
Dan Margalit
Dept of Mathematics, Tufts University

A hypertext document survey of the concept of curvature created as an undergraduate student at Brown University during the academic year 1995-1996 and discovered by a Google search in 2003 by Bob Jantzen while nosing around the web for information about Apollonius of Perga.

Its original web location was a part of the Brown University Juggling Club website for many years until it eventually died:
http://www.brown.edu/Students/OHJC/hm4/k.htm

A copy has been put here at Villanova University for safekeeping with opening web page:
k.htm
while this index file is:
http://www.math.villanova.edu/archives/maple/misc/history_of_curvature/

This web document is certainly worthwhile keeping alive but needs a permanent home, like:
http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/ for example.

For now all the relevant files are contained in a single zipped collection: curvature.zip.


A related article tied together by the juggling connection with multiple authors:
Topology and Juggling
by Dan Margalit, Neil "Fred" Picciotto, Joseph Llobrera, Sarah Babineau
http://www.brown.edu/Students/OHJC/topology/ [now a dead link]