minimal surface definition

  • noun:
    • Any surface that has the least possible surface of those into which it could change; typically the forms of detergent bubbles that span line frames
    • Any area of vanishing mean curvature. Has, it is maybe not limited to, areas of minimal area, as distributed by some boundary problems.
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