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October 2017 Transverse singularities of minimal two-valued graphs in arbitrary codimension
Spencer T. Becker-Kahn
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J. Differential Geom. 107(2): 241-325 (October 2017). DOI: 10.4310/jdg/1506650421

Abstract

We prove some epsilon regularity results for $n$-dimensional minimal two-valued Lipschitz graphs. The main theorems imply uniqueness of tangent cones and regularity of the singular set in a neighbourhood of any point at which at least one tangent cone is equal to a pair of transversely intersecting multiplicity one $n$-dimensional planes, and in a neighbourhood of any point at which at which at least one tangent cone is equal to a union of four distinct multiplicity one $n$-dimensional half-planes that meet along an $(n-1)$-dimensional axis. The key ingredient is a new Excess Improvement Lemma obtained via a blow-up method (inspired by the work of L. Simon on the singularities of ‘multiplicity one’ classes of minimal submanifolds) and which can be iterated unconditionally. We also show that any tangent cone to an $n$-dimensional minimal two-valued Lipschitz graph that is translation invariant along an $(n-1)$ or $(n-2)$-dimensional subspace is indeed a cone of one of the two aforementioned forms, which yields a global decomposition result for the singular set.

Funding Statement

Partially supported by the EPSRC grant EP/H023348/1 for the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Doctoral Training: the Cambridge Centre for Analysis.

Note

Partially completed while the author was a PhD student under the supervision of Neshan Wickramasekera. The author was previously known as Spencer Hughes.

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Spencer T. Becker-Kahn. "Transverse singularities of minimal two-valued graphs in arbitrary codimension." J. Differential Geom. 107 (2) 241 - 325, October 2017. https://doi.org/10.4310/jdg/1506650421

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Received: 19 March 2015; Published: October 2017
First available in Project Euclid: 29 September 2017

zbMATH: 06846965
MathSciNet: MR3707645
Digital Object Identifier: 10.4310/jdg/1506650421

Rights: Copyright © 2017 Lehigh University

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