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, Volume 95, Issue 2, pp 225–236 | Cite as

Starshaped hypersurfaces¶and the mean curvature flow

  • Knut Smoczyk


Under the assumption of two a-priori bounds for the mean curvature, we are able to generalize a recent result due to Huisken and Sinestrari [8], valid for mean convex surfaces, to a much larger class. In particular we will demonstrate that these a-priori bounds are satisfied for a class of surfaces including meanconvex as well as starshaped surfaces and a variety of manifolds that are close to them. This gives a classification of the possible singularities for these surfaces in the case n= 2. In addition we prove that under certain initial conditions some of them become mean convex before the first singularity occurs.

Mathematics Subject Classification (1991): 53C42 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Knut Smoczyk
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  1. 1.Mathematics Department, ETH Zürich, HG E 18.2, CH-8092 Zürich, Switzerland.¶e-mail: ksmoczyk@math.ethz.chSwitzerland

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