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1. CJM 2011 (vol 64 pp. 44)
Surfaces of Rotation with Constant Mean Curvature in the Direction of a Unitary Normal Vector Field in a Randers Space |
Surfaces of Rotation with Constant Mean Curvature in the Direction of a Unitary Normal Vector Field in a Randers Space We consider the Randers space $(V^n,F_b)$ obtained by perturbing the Euclidean metric by a translation, $F_b=\alpha+\beta$, where $\alpha$ is the Euclidean metric and $\beta$ is a $1$-form with norm $b$, $0\leq b\lt 1$. We introduce the concept of a hypersurface with constant mean curvature in the direction of a unitary normal vector field. We obtain the ordinary differential equation that characterizes the rotational surfaces $(V^3,F_b)$ of constant mean curvature (cmc) in the direction of a unitary normal vector field. These equations reduce to the classical equation of the rotational cmc surfaces in Euclidean space, when $b=0$. It also reduces to the equation that characterizes the minimal rotational surfaces in $(V^3,F_b)$ when $H=0$, obtained by M. Souza and K. Tenenblat. Although the differential equation depends on the choice of the normal direction, we show that both equations determine the same rotational surface, up to a reflection. We also show that the round cylinders are cmc surfaces in the direction of the unitary normal field. They are generated by the constant solution of the differential equation. By considering the equation as a nonlinear dynamical system, we provide a qualitative analysis, for $0\lt b\lt \frac{\sqrt{3}}{3}$. Using the concept of stability and considering the linearization around the single equilibrium point (the constant solution), we verify that the solutions are locally asymptotically stable spirals. This is proved by constructing a Lyapunov function for the dynamical system and by determining the basin of stability of the equilibrium point. The surfaces of rotation generated by such solutions tend asymptotically to one end of the cylinder.
Keywords:Finsler spaces, Randers spaces, mean curvature, Liapunov functions Category:53C20 |
2. CJM 2008 (vol 60 pp. 1201)
HÃ¶lder Compactification for Some Manifolds with Pinched Negative Curvature Near Infinity We consider a complete noncompact Riemannian manifold $M$ and give
conditions on a compact submanifold $K \subset M$ so that the outward
normal exponential map off the boundary of $K$ is a diffeomorphism
onto $\MlK$. We use this to compactify $M$ and show that pinched
negative sectional curvature outside $K$ implies $M$ has a
compactification with a well-defined H\"older structure independent of
$K$. The H\"older constant depends on the ratio of the curvature
pinching. This extends and generalizes a 1985 result of Anderson and
Schoen.
Category:53C20 |
3. CJM 2001 (vol 53 pp. 780)
Seiberg-Witten Invariants of Lens Spaces We show that the Seiberg-Witten invariants of a lens space determine
and are determined by its Casson-Walker invariant and its
Reidemeister-Turaev torsion.
Keywords:lens spaces, Seifert manifolds, Seiberg-Witten invariants, Casson-Walker invariant, Reidemeister torsion, eta invariants, Dedekind-Rademacher sums Categories:58D27, 57Q10, 57R15, 57R19, 53C20, 53C25 |
4. CJM 1997 (vol 49 pp. 1162)
Isoperimetric inequalities on surfaces of constant curvature In this paper we introduce the concepts of hyperbolic and elliptic
areas and prove uncountably many new geometric isoperimetric
inequalities on the surfaces of constant curvature.
Keywords:Gaussian curvature, Gauss-Bonnet theorem, polygon, pseudo-polygon, pseudo-perimeter, hyperbolic surface, Heron's formula, analytic and geometric isoperimetric inequalities Categories:51M10, 51M25, 52A40, 53C20 |