Definition:Curvilinear Coordinates/Historical Note

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Historical Note on Curvilinear Coordinates

Curvilinear coordinates were first introduced by Carl Friedrich Gauss in his $1827$ work Disquisitiones Generales circa Superficies Curvas.

This was as a result of his commission to perform a geodetic survey of the Kingdom of Hanover from around $1820$ onwards.


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