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The Curve Shortening Problem

Kai-Seng Chou Xi-Ping Zhu



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Chapman & Hall/CRC
06 March 2001
Algebra; Differential calculus & equations; Differential & Riemannian geometry; Applied mathematics
Although research in curve shortening flow has been very active for nearly 20 years, the results of those efforts have remained scattered throughout the literature. For the first time, The Curve Shortening Problem collects and illuminates those results in a comprehensive, rigorous, and self-contained account of the fundamental results.

The authors present a complete treatment of the Gage-Hamilton theorem, a clear, detailed exposition of Grayson's convexity theorem, a systematic discussion of invariant solutions, applications to the existence of simple closed geodesics on a surface, and a new, almost convexity theorem for the generalized curve shortening problem.

Many questions regarding curve shortening remain outstanding. With its careful exposition and complete guide to the literature, The Curve Shortening Problem provides not only an outstanding starting point for graduate students and new investigations, but a superb reference that presents intriguing new results for those already active in the field.
By:   Kai-Seng Chou, Xi-Ping Zhu
Imprint:   Chapman & Hall/CRC
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 159mm,  Spine: 21mm
Weight:   553g
ISBN:   9781584882138
ISBN 10:   1584882131
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   06 March 2001
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational ,  A / AS level ,  Further / Higher Education
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Basic Results. Invariant Solutions for the Curve Shortening Flow. The Curvature-Eikonal Flow for Convex Curves. The Convex Generalized Curve Shortening Flow. The Non-Convex Curve Shortening Flow. A Class of Non-Convex Anisotropic Flows. Embedded Closed Geodesic on Surfaces. The Non-Convex Generalized Curve Shortening Flow. Bibliography.

Chou, Kai-Seng; Zhu, Xi-Ping

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