Calculus of Variations and Geometric Evolution Problems

Lectures given at the 2nd Session of the Centro Internazionale Matematico Estivo (C.I.M.E.) held in Cetraro, Italy, June 15–22, 1996

  • Authors
  • Fabrice Bethuel
  • Gerhard Huisken
  • Stefan Müller
  • Klaus Steffen
  • Editors
  • Stefan Hildebrandt
  • Michael Struwe

Part of the Lecture Notes in Mathematics book series (LNM, volume 1713)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VI
  2. Gerhard Huisken, Alexander Polden
    Pages 45-84
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 266-294

About this book


The international summer school on Calculus of Variations and Geometric Evolution Problems was held at Cetraro, Italy, 1996. The contributions to this volume reflect quite closely the lectures given at Cetraro which have provided an image of a fairly broad field in analysis where in recent years we have seen many important contributions. Among the topics treated in the courses were variational methods for Ginzburg-Landau equations, variational models for microstructure and phase transitions, a variational treatment of the Plateau problem for surfaces of prescribed mean curvature in Riemannian manifolds - both from the classical point of view and in the setting of geometric measure theory.


Calculus of Variations Mean curvature curvature differential equation manifold measure

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-65977-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-48813-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8434
  • Series Online ISSN 1617-9692
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