Date of Award

Summer 1960

Degree Type

Master's Essay - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Mathematical and Statistical Sciences

First Advisor

Pettit, H. P.


The development of the equations of the geodesics and the applications discussed in this paper are either mentioned or are partially solved in L. P. Eisenhart's Introduction to Differentail Geometry. In order to maintain clearness and continuity certain calculations and intermediate steps to some developments have been placed in the Appendices.