Elliptic Point

A point p on a regular surface M in R^3 is said to be elliptic if the Gaussian curvature K(p)>0 or equivalently, the principal curvatures kappa_1 and kappa_2 have the same sign.

See also

Anticlastic, Elliptic Fixed Point, Gaussian Curvature, Hyperbolic Point, Parabolic Point, Planar Point, Synclastic

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Gray, A. Modern Differential Geometry of Curves and Surfaces with Mathematica, 2nd ed. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, p. 375, 1997.

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