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On the singular structure of three-dimensional, area-minimizing surfaces


Author: Frank Morgan
Journal: Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 276 (1983), 137-143
MSC: Primary 49F20; Secondary 53A10
MathSciNet review: 684498
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Abstract: A sufficient condition is given for the union of two three-dimensional planes through the origin in $ {{\mathbf{R}}^n}$ to be area-minimizing. The condition is in terms of the three angles $ 0 \leqslant {\gamma _1} \leqslant {\gamma _2} \leqslant {\gamma _3}$ which characterize the geometric relationship between the planes. If $ {\gamma _3} \leqslant {\gamma _1} + {\gamma _2}$, the union of the planes is area-minimizing.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9947-1983-0684498-4
PII: S 0002-9947(1983)0684498-4
Keywords: Area-minimizing, mass-minimizing, singular structure
Article copyright: © Copyright 1983 American Mathematical Society