Minimal Surfaces

Minimal surfaces are surfaces that minimize area. They have the property that their mean curvature is zero everywhere; and are thus a subset of CMC surfaces.

Physical processes which can be modeled by minimal surfaces include the formation of soap films spannig fixed objects, such as wire loops. A soap film is not distorted by air pressure (which is equal on both sides) and is free to minimize its area. This contrasts with a soap bubble, which encloses a fixed quantity of air and has unequal pressures on its inside and outside.

Minimal Surface Topics

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