Dini's surface

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Dini's surface plotted with adjustable parameters by Wolfram Mathematica program

In geometry, Dini's surface is a surface with constant negative curvature that can be created by twisting a pseudosphere.[1] It is named after Ulisse Dini[2] and described by the following parametric equations:[3]

Dini's surface with 0 ≤ u ≤ 4π and 0.01 ≤ v ≤ 1 and constants a = 1.0 and b = 0.2.

Another description is a helicoid constructed from the tractrix.[4]

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  1. ^ "Wolfram Mathworld: Dini's Surface". Retrieved 2009-11-12.
  2. ^ J J O'Connor and E F Robertson (2000). "Ulisse Dini Biography". School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of St Andrews, Scotland. Retrieved 2016-04-12.
  3. ^ "Knol: Dini's Surface (geometry)". Archived from the original on 2011-07-23. Retrieved 2009-11-12.
  4. ^ Rogers and Schief (2002). Bäcklund and Darboux transformations: geometry and modern applications in Soliton Theory. Cambridge University Press. pp. 35–36.