Discrete and smooth orthogonal systems: $C^\infty$approximation
Abstract
Discrete conjugate systems are quadrilateral nets with all planar faces. Discrete orthogonal systems are defined by the additional property of all faces being concircular. Their geometric properties allow one to consider them as proper discretization of conjugate, resp. orthogonal coordinate systems of classical differential geometry. We develop techniques that allow us to extend this known qualitative analogy to rigorous convergence results. In particular, we prove the $C^\infty$convergence of discrete conjugate/orthogonal coordinate systems to smooth ones. We also show how to construct the approximating discrete nets. Coordinate systems and their transformations are treated on an equal footing, and the approximation results hold for transformations as well.
 Publication:

arXiv Mathematics eprints
 Pub Date:
 March 2003
 DOI:
 10.48550/arXiv.math/0303333
 arXiv:
 arXiv:math/0303333
 Bibcode:
 2003math......3333B
 Keywords:

 Mathematics  Differential Geometry
 EPrint:
 Intern. Math. Research Notices, 2003, Nr. 45, p. 24152459