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A Course in Minimal Surfaces
 
Tobias Holck Colding Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
William P. Minicozzi II Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
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A Course in Minimal Surfaces
Tobias Holck Colding Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
William P. Minicozzi II Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
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Hardcover ISBN:  978-0-8218-5323-8
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Electronic ISBN:  978-1-4704-1182-4
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  • Book Details
     
     
    Graduate Studies in Mathematics
    Volume: 1212011
    MSC: Primary 49; 53; 58; 57; 35; 83;

    Minimal surfaces date back to Euler and Lagrange and the beginning of the calculus of variations. Many of the techniques developed have played key roles in geometry and partial differential equations. Examples include monotonicity and tangent cone analysis originating in the regularity theory for minimal surfaces, estimates for nonlinear equations based on the maximum principle arising in Bernstein's classical work, and even Lebesgue's definition of the integral that he developed in his thesis on the Plateau problem for minimal surfaces.

    This book starts with the classical theory of minimal surfaces and ends up with current research topics. Of the various ways of approaching minimal surfaces (from complex analysis, PDE, or geometric measure theory), the authors have chosen to focus on the PDE aspects of the theory. The book also contains some of the applications of minimal surfaces to other fields including low dimensional topology, general relativity, and materials science.

    The only prerequisites needed for this book are a basic knowledge of Riemannian geometry and some familiarity with the maximum principle.

    Readership

    Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in the theory of minimal surfaces.

  • Table of Contents
     
     
    • Chapters
    • Chapter 1. The beginning of the theory
    • Chapter 2. Curvature estimates and consequences
    • Chapter 3. Weak convergence, compactness and applications
    • Chapter 4. Existence results
    • Chapter 5. Min-max constructions
    • Chapter 6. Embedded solutions of the Plateau problem
    • Chapter 7. Minimal surfaces in three-manifolds
    • Chapter 8. The structure of embedded minimal surfaces
    • Exercises
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Volume: 1212011
MSC: Primary 49; 53; 58; 57; 35; 83;

Minimal surfaces date back to Euler and Lagrange and the beginning of the calculus of variations. Many of the techniques developed have played key roles in geometry and partial differential equations. Examples include monotonicity and tangent cone analysis originating in the regularity theory for minimal surfaces, estimates for nonlinear equations based on the maximum principle arising in Bernstein's classical work, and even Lebesgue's definition of the integral that he developed in his thesis on the Plateau problem for minimal surfaces.

This book starts with the classical theory of minimal surfaces and ends up with current research topics. Of the various ways of approaching minimal surfaces (from complex analysis, PDE, or geometric measure theory), the authors have chosen to focus on the PDE aspects of the theory. The book also contains some of the applications of minimal surfaces to other fields including low dimensional topology, general relativity, and materials science.

The only prerequisites needed for this book are a basic knowledge of Riemannian geometry and some familiarity with the maximum principle.

Readership

Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in the theory of minimal surfaces.

  • Chapters
  • Chapter 1. The beginning of the theory
  • Chapter 2. Curvature estimates and consequences
  • Chapter 3. Weak convergence, compactness and applications
  • Chapter 4. Existence results
  • Chapter 5. Min-max constructions
  • Chapter 6. Embedded solutions of the Plateau problem
  • Chapter 7. Minimal surfaces in three-manifolds
  • Chapter 8. The structure of embedded minimal surfaces
  • Exercises
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