Complete and Compact Minimal Surfaces

Complete and Compact Minimal Surfaces

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Product details

  • Hardback | 188 pages
  • 165.6 x 242.8 x 19.6mm | 467.21g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1989 ed.
  • 188 p.
  • 0792303997
  • 9780792303992

Table of contents

I. Complete Minimal Surfaces in Rn.- 1. Intrinsic Surface Theory.- 2 Immersed Surfaces in Euclidean Space.- 3. Minimal Surfaces and the Gauss Map.- 4. Algebraic Gauss Maps.- 5. Examples.- 6. Minimal Immersions of Punctured Compact Riemann Surfaces.- 7. The Bernstein-Osserman Theorem.- II. Compact Minimal Surfaces in Sn.- 1. Moving Frames.- 2. Minimal Two-Spheres in Sn.- 3. The Twistor Fibration.- 4. Minimal Surfaces in ?P1.- 5. Examples.- III. Holomorphic Curves and Minimal Surfaces in CPn.- 1. Hermitian Geometry and Singular Metrics on a Riemann Surface.- 2. Holomorphic Curves in ?Pn.- 3. Minimal Surfaces in a Kahler Manifold.- 4. Minimal Surfaces Associated to a Holomorphic Curve.- IV. Holomorphic Curves and Minimal Surfaces in the Quadric.- 1 Immersed Holomorphic Curves in the Two-Quadric.- 2. Holomorphic Curves in Q2.- 3. Horizontal Holomorphic Curves in SO(m)-Flag Manifolds.- 4. Associated Minimal Surfaces.- 5 Minimal Surfaces in the Quaternionic Projective Space.- V. The Twistor Method.- 1. The Hermitian Symmetric Space SO(2n)/U(m).- 2. The Orthogonal Twistor Bundle.- 3. Applications: Isotropic Surfaces and Minimal Surfaces.- 4. Self-Duality in Riemannian Four-Manifolds.
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