# Lecture 1: Overview

Our first lecture provides motivation for the topics we’ll cover in the course, and takes a deep dive into one specific example (curvature of curves in the plane) to highlight some of the basic principles of discrete differential geometry. This example moves pretty fast and uses some ideas that we’ll study at a slower, more careful pace later on. For now, don’t worry too much about the details—the goal here is to just get a sense of what the course is all about!

## 2 thoughts on “Lecture 1: Overview”

1. Sherwin Jin says:

I think there is a typo on the “Turning Angle” page. It should be $N(s), \frac{d^2}{ds^2}\gamma(s)$, but written as $N(s), \frac{d}{ds}\gamma(s)$.

1. Keenan says:

Yes, thank you. I have fixed this typo for future years.