Description Suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of mathematics, physics, and engineering, this text employs vector methods to explore the classical theory of curves and surfaces. Subsequent topics include the basic theory of tensor algebra, tensor calculus, the calculus of differential forms, and elements of Riemannian geometry. 1959 edition. About the Author The author of four influential books on differential geometry, T. J. Willmore (1919-2005) was a Professor at the University of Durham and Liverpool University. He is best remembered as the developer of a branch of differential geometry known as Willmore surfaces, an area with applications extending to particle physics and colloidal chemistry.