Lecture notes:
minimal.pdf Minimal surfaces made with
complex analysis.
Maple Procedures. The files ending in ".mws" are Maple
worksheets. Save them to your directory or computer, and open
them from Maple. If you want to see what's in these files without opening
Maple, read the ".ps" or ".pdf" versions.
gaussmap1.mws
Study the triple composition (St)oUoX for conformal minimal surfaces
gaussmap1.ps
gaussmap1.pdf
Internet Links
for minimal surfaces and surfaces on constant mean curvature:
GANG
The center for Geometry, Analysis, Numerics and
Graphics,
at the University of Massachusetts Amherst
constant mean curvature surfaces at GANG
minimal surfaces at GANG
SGP
The Scientific Graphics Project at the
Math Sciences Research
Institute, Berkelely California
minimal surfaces index at SGP.
References: The paper by David Hoffman is a prize winner!
D. Hoffman, "New Embedded Minimal Surfaces," Mathematical
Intelligencer 9#3 (1987), 8-21.
J. Oprea, "Differential Geometry and its Applications,"
Prentice Hall (1997), ISBN=0-13-340738-1
J.E. Marsden and M.J. Hoffman, "Basic Complex Analysis,"
third edition, Freeman (1999), ISBN=0-7167-2877-X