A Curvature Energy Problem on a Timelike Surface


TUKEL G. O. , YÜCESAN A.

INTERNATIONAL ELECTRONIC JOURNAL OF GEOMETRY, cilt.11, ss.120-125, 2018 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 11 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL ELECTRONIC JOURNAL OF GEOMETRY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.120-125

Özet

We present a variational study of finding null relaxed elastic lines which are extremals of a geometric energy functional, subject to suitable constraints and boundary conditions on a timelike surface in Minkowski 3-space. We derive an Euler-Lagrange equation for a null relaxed elastic line with regard to geodesic curvature, geodesic torsion and normal curvature of the curve on the timelike surface. Finally, we give some examples for null relaxed elastic lines on the pseudo-sphere and pseudo-cylinder.