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Geometry VI pp 176-192 | Cite as

Minimal Surfaces

  • M. M. Postnikov
Part of the Encyclopaedia of Mathematical Sciences book series (EMS, volume 91)

Abstract

We can replace the real coordinates u and v on a surface χ with one complex coordinate w = u + iv. In the case where the coordinates u and v are isothermal, the coordinate w is called a conformal coordinate on the surface. (Certain authors also apply this name to the coordinates u and v.)

Keywords

Minimal Surface Minkowski Space Finite Type Conformal Structure Total Curvature 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. M. Postnikov
    • 1
  1. 1.MIRANMoscowRussia

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