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Closure and Convexity Results for Closed Relativistic Strings
Dipartimento di Matematica, Università di Roma Tor Vergata.
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Mathematics (Dept.), Mathematics (Div.).
Dipartimento di Matematica Pura e Applicata, Università di Padova.
Dipartimento di Informatica, Università di Verona.
2010 (English)In: Complex Analysis and Operator Theory, ISSN 1661-8254, Vol. 4, no 3, 473-496 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We study various properties of closed relativistic strings. In particular, we characterize their closure under uniform convergence, extending a previous result by Y. Brenier on graph-like unbounded strings, and we discuss some related examples. Then we study the collapsing profile of uniformly convex planar strings which start with zero initial velocity, and we obtain a result analogous to the well-known theorem of Gage and Hamilton for the curvature flow of plane curves. We conclude the paper with the discussion of an example of weak Lipschitz evolution starting from the square in the plane.

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2010. Vol. 4, no 3, 473-496 p.
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String-theory, Lorentzian minimal surfaces, Minkowski space, Geometric evolutions
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-26697DOI: 10.1007/s11785-010-0060-yISI: 000281904100002ScopusID: 2-s2.0-77956880132OAI: diva2:372963
QC 20101129Available from: 2010-11-29 Created: 2010-11-26 Last updated: 2010-11-29Bibliographically approved

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