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Coarse classification of constant mean curvature cylinders

Authors: J. Dorfmeister and S.-P. Kobayashi
Journal: Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 359 (2007), 2483-2500
MSC (2000): Primary 53A10
Published electronically: January 4, 2007
MathSciNet review: 2286041
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Abstract: We give a coarse classification of constant mean curvature (CMC) immersions of cylinders into $ \mathbb{R}^3$ via the loop group method. Particularly for this purpose, we consider double loop groups and a new type of ``potentials'' which are meromorphic 1-forms on Riemann surfaces.

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J. Dorfmeister
Affiliation: Zentrum Mathematik, Technische Universität München Boltzmannstr. 3, D-85747, Garching, Germany

S.-P. Kobayashi
Affiliation: School of Information Environment, Tokyo Denki University Muzai Gakuendai 2-1200 Inzai, Chiba 270-1382, Japan

Keywords: Constant mean curvature surfaces, loop groups
Received by editor(s): December 7, 2004
Published electronically: January 4, 2007
Additional Notes: The first author acknowledges support by DFG
The second author was fully supported by DFG grant DO776/1.
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