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The General Setting

  • Seiki Nishikawa
  • Richard Schoen

Abstract

The purpose of this chapter is to present the general setting in which Geometric Variational Problems develop. It would be of little meaning were it not accompanied by the numerous examples listed in Chapter II. Hence, it is advisable to take it seriously only after one has read Chapter II.

Keywords

Variational Problem Geometric Object Morse Theory Soap Film Regular Object 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Seiki Nishikawa
    • 1
  • Richard Schoen
    • 2
  1. 1.Mathematical InstituteTohoku UniversitySendaiJapan
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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