Annals of Global Analysis and Geometry

, Volume 17, Issue 2, pp 189–199

A Simple Way for Determining the Normalized Potentials for Harmonic Maps

  • Hongyou Wu

DOI: 10.1023/A:1006556302766

Cite this article as:
Wu, H. Annals of Global Analysis and Geometry (1999) 17: 189. doi:10.1023/A:1006556302766


We give a simple way for determining the normalized potentials in the Weierstrass type representation of the harmonic maps for a Riemann surface to a compact symmetric space. As an application, the normalized potential for an arbitrary constant mean curvature surface in space is obtained.

constant mean curvature surfacesharmonic mapsnormalized potentialsWeierstrass type

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hongyou Wu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mathematical SciencesNorthern Illinois UniversityDeKalbU.S.A.