College of Arts and Sciences
Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences (MS)
Mathematics & Statistics
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University of North Florida. Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Dr. Daniel Dreibelbis
Dr. Ognjen Milatovic
Dr. Jose Franco
Dr. Scott Hochwald
Dr. Barbara Hetrick
Consider two immersed surfaces M and N. A pair of points (p,q) in M x N is called a line bitangency if there is a common tangent line between them. Furthermore, we define the line bitangency submanifold as the union of all such pairs of points in M x N. In this thesis we investigate the dynamics of the line bitangency submanifold in a one-parameter family of immersion pairs. We do so by translating one of the surfaces and studying the wide range of transitions the submanifold may undertake. We then characterize these transitions by the local geometry of each surface and provide examples of each transition.
Olsen, William Edward, "Transitions in Line Bitangency Submanifolds for a One-Parameter Family of Immersion Pairs" (2014). UNF Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 521.