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Coincidence set of minimal surfaces for the thin obstacle

  • Ioannis Athanasopoulos


We consider the Thin Obstacle Problem for minimal surfaces in two dimensions. The coincidence set for an analytic obstacle is proved to be a finite union of intervals. We show also that the topological structure of the coincidence set is generically identical to the above in the space of twice-continuously differentiable obstacles.


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  • Ioannis Athanasopoulos
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of KentuckyLexingtonUSA

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