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The solution of the Minkowski problem for closed surfaces in Riemannian space  [PDF]
Andrei I. Bodrenko
Mathematics , 2007,
Abstract: Author of this article created for the first time the method for finding solutions of the Minkowski problem for closed surfaces in Riemannian space.
The solution of the Minkowski problem for open surfaces in Riemannian space  [PDF]
Andrei I. Bodrenko
Mathematics , 2007,
Abstract: Author reduces the Minkowski problem to the problem of construction the G-deformations preserving the product of principal curvatures for every point of surface in Riemannian space. G-deformation transfers every normal vector of surface in parallel along the path of the translation for each point of surface. The continuous G-deformations preserving the product of principal curvatures of surface with boundary are considered in this article. The equations of deformations which are obtained in this paper reduce to the nonlinear boundary-value problem. The method of construction continuous G-deformations preserving the product of principal curvatures of surface with boundary and its qualitative analysis are presented in this article
Ground state solution for a problem with mean curvature operator in Minkowski space  [PDF]
Antonio Azzollini
Mathematics , 2013,
Abstract: In this paper we prove the existence of a radial ground state solution for a quasilinear problem involving the mean curvature operator in Minkowski space.
The Christoffel problem and two analogs of the Minkowski problem in Riemannian space  [PDF]
Andrei I. Bodrenko
Mathematics , 2007,
Abstract: Author finds the solutions of the Christoffel problem for open and closed surfaces in Riemannian space. The Christoffel problem is reduced to the problem of construction the continuous G-deformations preserving the sum of principal radii of curvature for every point of surface in Riemannian space. G-deformation transfers every normal vector of surface in parallel along the path of the translation for each point of surface. The following analogs of the Minkowski problem for open and closed surfaces in Riemannian space are being considered in this article: 1) the problem of construction the surface with prescribed mean curvature and condition of G-deformation; 2) the problem of construction the deformations preserving the area of each arbitrary region of surface and condition of G-deformation.
The Plateau problem for polygonal boundary curves in Minkowski 3-space  [PDF]
Laura Desideri
Mathematics , 2010,
Abstract: We apply Garnier's method to solve the Plateau problem for maximal surfaces in Minkowski 3-space. Our study relies on the improved version we gave of R. Garnier's resolution of the Plateau problem for polygonal boundary curves in Euclidean 3-space. Since in Minkowski space the method does not allow us to avoid the existence of singularities, the appropriate framework is to consider maxfaces -- generalized maximal surfaces without branch points, introduced by M. Umehara and K. Yamada. We prove that any given spacelike polygonal curve in generic position in Minkowski 3-space bounds at least one maxface of disk-type. This is a new result, since the only known result for the Plateau problem in Minkowski space (due to N. Quien) deals with boundary curves of regularity $C^{3,\alpha}$.
Bj?rling problem for timelike surfaces in the Lorentz-Minkowski space  [PDF]
Rosa M. B. Chaves,Martha P. Dussan,Martin Magid
Mathematics , 2009,
Abstract: We introduce a new approach to the study of timelike minimal surfaces in the Lorentz-Minkowski space through a split-complex representation formula for this kind of surface. As applications, we solve the Bj\"orling problem for timelike surfaces and obtain interesting examples and related results. Using the Bj\"orling representation, we also obtain characterizations of minimal timelike surfaces of revolution as well as of minimal ruled timelike surfaces in the Lorentz-Minkowsi space.
Prescribing Gauss curvature of surfaces in 3-dimensional spacetimes, Application to the Minkowski problem in the Minkowski space  [PDF]
Thierry Barbot,Fran?ois Béguin,Abdelghani Zeghib
Mathematics , 2008,
Abstract: We study the existence of surfaces with constant or prescribed Gauss curvature in certain Lorentzian spacetimes. We prove in particular that every (non-elementary) 3-dimensional maximal globally hyperbolic spatially compact spacetime with constant non-negative curvature is foliated by compact spacelike surfaces with constant Gauss curvature. In the constant negative curvature case, such a foliation exists outside the convex core. The existence of these foliations, together with a theorem of C. Gerhardt, yield several corollaries. For example, they allow to solve the Minkowski problem in the 3-dimensional Minkowski space for datas that are invariant under the action of a co-compact Fuchsian group.
Positioning systems in Minkowski space-time: Bifurcation problem and observational data  [PDF]
Bartolomé Coll,Joan Josep Ferrando,Juan Antonio Morales-Lladosa
Physics , 2012, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.86.084036
Abstract: In the framework of relativistic positioning systems in Minkowski space-time, the determination of the inertial coordinates of a user involves the {\em bifurcation problem} (which is the indeterminate location of a pair of different events receiving the same emission coordinates). To solve it, in addition to the user emission coordinates and the emitter positions in inertial coordinates, it may happen that the user needs to know {\em independently} the orientation of its emission coordinates. Assuming that the user may observe the relative positions of the four emitters on its celestial sphere, an observational rule to determine this orientation is presented. The bifurcation problem is thus solved by applying this observational rule, and consequently, {\em all} of the parameters in the general expression of the coordinate transformation from emission coordinates to inertial ones may be computed from the data received by the user of the relativistic positioning system.
Coulomb problem for a Dirac particle in flat Minkowski space and the Heun functions, extension to curved models  [PDF]
E. M. Ovsiyuk,V. M. Red'kov
Physics , 2011,
Abstract: It is shown that there exist several ways to treat the quantum-mechanical Coulomb problem for a Dirac particle in flat Minkowski space with the help of the Heun differential equation, Fuchs's equation with four singular points. When extending the problem to curved spaces of constant curvature, Lobachevsky H_{3} and Rimann S_{3}, there arise 2-nd order differential equations of the Fuchs type with 6 singular points, a method to get relevant equations with five singular points has been elaborated.
The Dirichlet problem for discontinuous perturbations of the mean curvature operator in Minkowski space  [PDF]
Cristian Bereanu,Petru Jebelean,Calin Serban
Mathematics , 2015,
Abstract: Using the critical point theory for convex, lower semicontinuous perturbations of locally Lipschitz functionals, we prove the solvability of the discontinuous Dirichlet problem involving the operator $u\mapsto{div} (\frac{\nabla u}{\sqrt{1-|\nabla u|^2}})$.
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