Involve: A Journal of Mathematics

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  • Volume 4, Number 3 (2011), 271-276.

Soap film realization of isoperimetric surfaces with boundary

Jacob Ross, Donald Sampson, and Neil Steinburg

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We examine surfaces of the type proved to be minimizing under a connectivity condition by Dorff et al. We determine which of these surfaces are stable soap films. The connectivity condition is shown to be very restrictive; few of these surfaces are stable (locally minimizing) without it.

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Involve, Volume 4, Number 3 (2011), 271-276.

Received: 7 April 2011
Revised: 12 April 2011
Accepted: 14 April 2011
First available in Project Euclid: 20 December 2017

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Primary: 49Q10: Optimization of shapes other than minimal surfaces [See also 90C90]
Secondary: 49Q05: Minimal surfaces [See also 53A10, 58E12] 53A10: Minimal surfaces, surfaces with prescribed mean curvature [See also 49Q05, 49Q10, 53C42]

bubble soap film isoperimetric equitent metacalibration minimization minimal surface area


Ross, Jacob; Sampson, Donald; Steinburg, Neil. Soap film realization of isoperimetric surfaces with boundary. Involve 4 (2011), no. 3, 271--276. doi:10.2140/involve.2011.4.271.

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