Locally isometric families of minimal surfaces

Aaron Peterson, Stephen Taylor

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We consider a surface M immersed in ℝ3 with induced metric g = φδ2 where δ2 is the two dimensional Euclidean metric. We then construct a system of partial differential equations that constrain M to lift to a minimal surface via the Weierstrauss-Enneper representation, demanding the metric is of the above form. It is concluded that the associated surfaces connecting the prescribed minimal surface and its conjugate surface satisfy the system. Moreover, we find a non-trivial symmetry of the PDE which generates a one parameter family of surfaces isometric to a specified minimal surface.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)80-85
Number of pages6
JournalBalkan Journal of Geometry and its Applications
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geometry and Topology


  • Minimal surfaces
  • PDE symmetry analysis
  • Univalent functions
  • Weierstrauss-Enneper representations


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