Liouville surface

In the mathematical field of differential geometry a Liouville surface is a type of surface which in local coordinates may be written as a graph in R3

such that the first fundamental form is of the form

Sometimes a metric of this form is called a Liouville metric. Every surface of revolution is a Liouville surface.


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