The Mathematical Intelligencer

, Volume 40, Issue 2, pp 1–9 | Cite as

A Bug’s Eye View: The Riemannian Exponential Map on Polyhedral Surfaces




The software used to generate the pictures in this article allows for interactive exploration of polyhedral surfaces, both embedded and not. It was developed by a number of graduate and undergraduate students, most notably graduate students Thomas (Danny) Maienschein and Joseph Thomas and undergraduate researchers Joseph Crouch, Mark Doss, Taylor Johnson, Kira Kiviat, Justin Lanier, Taylor Corcoran, Qiming Shao, Staci Smith, Jeremy Mirchandani, and Tanner Prynn. Much thanks to previous developers and collaborators Dan Champion, Yuliya Gorlina, Alex Henniges, Tom Williams, Mitch Wilson, Kurtis Norwood, and Howard Cheng. The software is available on github [3] and uses jReality. This work was supported by NSF DMS 0748283 and DMS 0602173. I am also grateful to the reviewer, who provided helpful feedback on which pictures were needed and suggestions on how to describe many of the phenomena.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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