# Orthogonal net

From Encyclopedia of Mathematics

A net on a surface for which the two families of tangents are orthogonal to each other. Examples of an orthogonal net include an asymptotic net on a minimal surface and a net consisting of curvature lines (see Curvature lines, net of).

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[a1] | R.S. Millman, G.D. Parker, "Elements of differential geometry" , Prentice-Hall (1977) pp. 101 |

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This article was adapted from an original article by A.B. Ivanov (originator), which appeared in Encyclopedia of Mathematics - ISBN 1402006098. See original article