Gaussian curvature

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Gaussian curvature

[¦gau̇·sē·ən ′kər·və·chər]
(mathematics)
The invariant of a surface specified by Gauss' theorem. Also known as total curvature.
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The mathematical root of our paper is the pioneering work of mathematician Richard Hamilton on the Gauss curvature flow.
When n = 2, the Gauss-Kronecker curvature is simply called the Gauss curvature, which is intrinsic due to well-known Gauss' theorema egregium.
On the other hand, the Gauss curvature K, the mean curvature H are given by