Friday, February 10, 2012

Surfaces: Scherk


A Scherk surface (named after Heinrich Scherk) is an example of a minimal surface. A minimal surface is a surface with a mean curvature of zero. These include, but are not limited to, surfaces of minimum area subject to various constraints. Scherk surfaces arise in the study of certain limiting minimal surface problems and in the study of harmonic diffeomorphisms of hyperbolic space.

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