Dynamics of Induced Surfaces in Four-Dimensional Euclidean Space

Research paper by Paul Bracken

Indexed on: 15 Dec '06Published on: 15 Dec '06Published in: Mathematical Physics

Abstract

The Davey Stewartson hierarchy will be developed based on a set of three matrix differential operators. These equations will act as evolution equations for different types of surface deformation in Euclidean four space. The Weierstrass representation for surfaces will be developed and its uniqueness up to gauge transformations will be reviewed. Applications of the hierarchy will be given with regard to generating deformations of surfaces, and it will be shown that the Willmore functional is preserved under this kind of deformation.