Tokyo Journal of Mathematics

Slant Submanifolds in Complex Euclidean Spaces

Bang-Yen CHEN and Yoshihiko TAZAWA

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An immersion of a differentiable manifold into an almost Hermitian manifold is called a \textit{general slant immersion} if it has constant Wirtinger angle ([3, 6]). A general slant immersion which is neither holomorphic nor totally real is called a proper slant immersion. In the first part of this article, we prove that every general slant immersion of a compact manifold into the complex Euclidean $m$-space $\mathbf{C}^m$ is totally real. This result generalizes the well-known fact that there exist no compact holomorphic submanifolds in any complex Euclidean space. In the second part, we classify proper slant surfaces in $\mathbf{C}^2$ when they are contained in a hypersphere $S^3$, or contained in a hyperplane $E^3$, or when their Gauss maps have rank $<2$.

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Tokyo J. of Math. Volume 14, Number 1 (1991), 101-120.

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CHEN, Bang-Yen; TAZAWA, Yoshihiko. Slant Submanifolds in Complex Euclidean Spaces. Tokyo J. of Math. 14 (1991), no. 1, 101--120. doi:10.3836/tjm/1270130492.

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