J. Phys. Colloques
Volume 51, Numéro C7, Décembre 1990International Workshop on Geometry and Interfaces
|Page(s)||C7-345 - C7-362|
J. Phys. Colloques 51 (1990) C7-345-C7-362
COMPUTATION OF MINIMAL SURFACESH. TERRONES
Department of Crystallography, Birkbeck College, University of London, Malet Street, GB-London WC1E 7HX, Great-Britain
The study of minimal surfaces is related to different areas of science like Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Therefore, it is important to make more accessible concepts which in the past were used only by mathematicians. These concepts are analysed here in order to compute some minimal surfaces by solving the Weierstrass equations. A collected list of Weierstrass functions is given. Knowing these functions we can get important characteristics of a minimal surface like the metric, the unit normal vectors and the Gaussian curvature.
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