TY - JOUR
T1 - A Codazzi-like equation and the singular set for C1 smooth surfaces in the Heisenberg group.
JF - Journal fur die Reine und Angewandte Mathematik, Issue 671, October 2012, Pages 131-198
Y1 - 2012
A1 - Andrea Malchiodi
A1 - Paul Yang
A1 - Jih-Hsin Cheng
A1 - JennFang Hwang
AB - In this paper, we study the structure of the singular set for a C 1 smooth surface in the 3-dimensional Heisenberg group ℍ 1. We discover a Codazzi-like equation for the p-area element along the characteristic curves on the surface. Information obtained from this ordinary differential equation helps us to analyze the local configuration of the singular set and the characteristic curves. In particular, we can estimate the size and obtain the regularity of the singular set. We understand the global structure of the singular set through a Hopf-type index theorem. We also justify the Codazzi-like equation by proving a fundamental theorem for local surfaces in ℍ 1
PB - SISSA
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/1963/6556
U1 - 6490
U2 - Mathematics
U4 - 1
U5 - MAT/05 ANALISI MATEMATICA
ER -