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Flat Surface

A Regular Surface and special class of Minimal Surface for which the Gaussian Curvature vanishes everywhere. A Tangent Developable, Generalized Cone, and Generalized Cylinder are all flat surfaces.

See also Minimal Surface


Gray, A. Modern Differential Geometry of Curves and Surfaces. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, p. 280, 1993.

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