Advanced Studies in Pure Mathematics

Constant mean curvature surfaces with $D_4$-singularities

Yuta Ogata and Keisuke Teramoto

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We study $D_4$-singularities of constant mean curvature (CMC) surfaces in Riemannian and semi-Riemannian spaceforms. We will give criteria for $D_4^{-}$-singularities, which are related to the Hopf differential. We also show the non-existence of (spacelike) CMC surfaces with $D_4^+$-singularities.

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Singularities in Generic Geometry, S. Izumiya, G. Ishikawa, M. Yamamoto, K. Saji, T. Yamamoto and M. Takahashi, eds. (Tokyo: Mathematical Society of Japan, 2018), 345-363

Received: 18 January 2016
Revised: 28 March 2017
First available in Project Euclid: 4 October 2018

Permanent link to this document euclid.aspm/1538618981

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Primary: 53A10: Minimal surfaces, surfaces with prescribed mean curvature [See also 49Q05, 49Q10, 53C42]
Secondary: 53B30: Lorentz metrics, indefinite metrics 57R45: Singularities of differentiable mappings

constant mean curvature surface parallel transformation singularity wave front


Ogata, Yuta; Teramoto, Keisuke. Constant mean curvature surfaces with $D_4$-singularities. Singularities in Generic Geometry, 345--363, Mathematical Society of Japan, Tokyo, Japan, 2018. doi:10.2969/aspm/07810345.

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