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Mathematics | Physical Sciences and Mathematics

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Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 3604. © 2005 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg


We prove that the level sets of a real C s function of two variables near a non-degenerate critical point are of class C [s/2] and apply this to the study of planar sections of surfaces close to the singular section by the tangent plane at an elliptic or hyperbolic point, and in particular at an umbilic point. We go on to use the results to study symmetry sets of the planar sections. We also analyse one of the cases coming from a degenerate critical point, corresponding to an elliptic cusp of Gauss on a surface, where the differentiability is reduced to C [s/4]. However in all our applications we assume C  ∞  smoothness.

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