# Two-dimensional curvature functionals with superquadratic growth

Ernst Kuwert; Tobias Lamm; Yuxiang Li

Journal of the European Mathematical Society (2015)

- Volume: 017, Issue: 12, page 3081-3111
- ISSN: 1435-9855

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topKuwert, Ernst, Lamm, Tobias, and Li, Yuxiang. "Two-dimensional curvature functionals with superquadratic growth." Journal of the European Mathematical Society 017.12 (2015): 3081-3111. <http://eudml.org/doc/277792>.

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abstract = {For two-dimensional, immersed closed surfaces $f:\Sigma \rightarrow \mathbb \{R\}^n$, we study the curvature functionals $\mathcal \{E\}^p(f)$ and $\mathcal \{W\}^p(f)$ with integrands $(1+|A|^2)^\{p/2\}$ and $(1+|H|^2)^\{p/2\}$, respectively. Here $A$ is the second fundamental form, $H$ is the mean curvature and we assume $p > 2$. Our main result asserts that $W^\{2,p\}$ critical points are smooth in both cases. We also prove a compactness theorem for $\mathcal \{W\}^p$-bounded sequences. In the case of $\mathcal \{E\}^p$ this is just Langer’s theorem [16], while for $\mathcal \{W\}^p$ we have to impose a bound for the Willmore energy strictly below $8\pi $ as an additional condition. Finally, we establish versions of the Palais–Smale condition for both functionals.},

author = {Kuwert, Ernst, Lamm, Tobias, Li, Yuxiang},

journal = {Journal of the European Mathematical Society},

keywords = {curvature functionals; Palais–Smale condition; curvature functionals; Palais-Smale condition},

language = {eng},

number = {12},

pages = {3081-3111},

publisher = {European Mathematical Society Publishing House},

title = {Two-dimensional curvature functionals with superquadratic growth},

url = {http://eudml.org/doc/277792},

volume = {017},

year = {2015},

}

TY - JOUR

AU - Kuwert, Ernst

AU - Lamm, Tobias

AU - Li, Yuxiang

TI - Two-dimensional curvature functionals with superquadratic growth

JO - Journal of the European Mathematical Society

PY - 2015

PB - European Mathematical Society Publishing House

VL - 017

IS - 12

SP - 3081

EP - 3111

AB - For two-dimensional, immersed closed surfaces $f:\Sigma \rightarrow \mathbb {R}^n$, we study the curvature functionals $\mathcal {E}^p(f)$ and $\mathcal {W}^p(f)$ with integrands $(1+|A|^2)^{p/2}$ and $(1+|H|^2)^{p/2}$, respectively. Here $A$ is the second fundamental form, $H$ is the mean curvature and we assume $p > 2$. Our main result asserts that $W^{2,p}$ critical points are smooth in both cases. We also prove a compactness theorem for $\mathcal {W}^p$-bounded sequences. In the case of $\mathcal {E}^p$ this is just Langer’s theorem [16], while for $\mathcal {W}^p$ we have to impose a bound for the Willmore energy strictly below $8\pi $ as an additional condition. Finally, we establish versions of the Palais–Smale condition for both functionals.

LA - eng

KW - curvature functionals; Palais–Smale condition; curvature functionals; Palais-Smale condition

UR - http://eudml.org/doc/277792

ER -

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