Entire zero-mean curvature graphs of mixed type in lorentz-minkowski 3-space

Shoichi Fujimori, Yu Kawakami, Masatoshi Kokubu, Wayne Rossman, Masaaki Umehara, Kotaro Yamada

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Abstract

It is classically known that the only entire zero-mean curvature graphs in the Euclidean 3-space are planes, by Bernstein's theorem. A surface in Lorentz-Minkowski 3-space R3 1is called of mixed type if it changes causal type from space-like to time-like. In R3 1 Osamu Kobayashi found two entire zero-mean curvature graphs of mixed type that are not planes. As far as the authors know, these two examples were the only known examples of entire zero-mean curvature graphs of mixed type without singularities. In this paper, we construct several families of real analytic entire zero-mean curvature graphs of mixed type in Lorentz-Minkowski 3-space. The entire graphs mentioned above lie in one of these classes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)801-837
Number of pages37
JournalQuarterly Journal of Mathematics
Volume67
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematics(all)

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