Hypersurfaces with a canonical principal direction

Series: 
Geometry Topology Seminar
Monday, June 13, 2011 - 14:00
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location: 
Skiles 006
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National Autonomous University of Mexico
Organizer: 
Given a non-null vector field X in a Riemannian manifold, a hypersurfaceis said to have a canonical principal direction relative to $X$ if theprojection of X onto the tangent space of the hypersurface gives aprincipal direction. We give different ways for building thesehypersurfaces, as well as a number of useful characterizations. Inparticular, we relate them with transnormal functions and eikonalequations. Finally, we impose the further condition of having constantmean curvature to characterize the canonical principal direction surfacesin Euclidean space as Delaunay surfaces.