Base of a deformation
A conjugate net on a surface $F$ and its deformation $F^*$ outside their points of congruence. The base of a deformation is characterized by the fact that the bend — the relation between the normal curvatures $k$ and $k^*$ at isometrically-corresponding points of $F$ and $F^*$ along corresponding directions — has extremal values along the directions of the base of the deformation.
|||V.F. Kagan, "Foundations of the theory of surfaces in a tensor setting" , 2 , Moscow-Leningrad (1948) (In Russian)|
For more references on the topic of deforming or bending surfaces, cf. the article Deformation, isometric.
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