# Smooth Surface Transformation for Gents: From One Metric to Another

• Neitrino
In summary, the conversation discusses the possibility of transforming a surface with a given metric into another surface with a different metric, using a diffeomorphism. It is mentioned that this is not possible for surfaces with different gaussian curvatures, and the group of surfaces that can be transformed in this way is the homeomorphy group. The topic of topology and its criteria for deciding if two surfaces are homeomorphic is also brought up.

#### Neitrino

Gents,

I'm quit new and have one question,

So is it possible with smooth and continious transformation ...from one surface (with given metric) to get another one (also its metric is given)?

Thks

Well try to transform (with a diffeomorphism) the metric of the sphere into the flat metric...Since the sphere has a non-vanishing gaussian curvature, and the flat metric a vanishing one, and because the gaussian curvature is independent under reparametrization, then you cannot do that for example...Is that what you mean ?

yes, I mean exactly that, and what are the restrictions that alow/forbid me to make such transformations in generaly, or among what group of surface can i do that...

Thks very much

The group of surfaces is the homeomorphy group (the group of all surfaces obtained via an homeomorphism out of your surface). It's precisely the goal of topology to find criteria to decide if 2 surfaces are homeomorphic (You should look somewhere at topology, fundamental group, homology groups, Betti numbers, aso...But I don't know the answer).

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