
How to Visualize a Contour Map ~
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Did you know . . .
Contour
curves, also known as topographic maps, have an enormous number
of applications in applied mathematics. Mining and oil
exploration, weather maps, contours of temperature (isotherms) and
pressure (isobars) are a few examples. Basically, these curves or
maps are a way to display threedimensional features on a planar
surface.
References that
should
be in most university libraries.

Gray,
Alfred, Modern Differential Geometry of
Curves and Surfaces with MATHEMATICA^{®}, CRC Press,
1998, p. 300.

McQuarrie,
Donald A., Mathematical Methods for
Scientists and Engineers, University Science Books, 2003, pp.
234235.

HughesHallet,
Gleason, McCallum, et al., Calculus,
Single and
Multivariable, 4th ed., John Wiley
and Sons, 2005, Section
12.3, pp. 618629.

Stewart, James, Essential
Calculus: Early Transcendentals,
Thomson:Brooks/Cole, 2007, pp. 594595.
Stewart, James, Calculus: Early Transcendentals 5e ed.,
Thomson:Brooks/Cole, 2003, p. 893.
Stewart, James, Calculus 5e
ed.,
Thomson:Brooks/Cole, 2003, p. 929.


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