Riemann-Schwarz surface

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A minimal surface stretched over a $4$-sided polygon. It is one of the first more general solutions to the Plateau problem. Analytically it is expressed using the Christoffel–Schwarz formula. It was first studied by B. Riemann (1872) and H.A. Schwarz (1874).



[a1] J.C.C. Nitsche, "Vorlesungen über Minimalflächen" , Springer (1975)
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This article was adapted from an original article by M.I. Voitsekhovskii (originator), which appeared in Encyclopedia of Mathematics - ISBN 1402006098. See original article