Isoperimetric deformations of curves on the Minkowski plane Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • We formulate an isoperimetric deformation of curves on the Minkowski plane, which is governed by the defocusing modified Korteweg-de Vries (mKdV) equation. Two classes of exact solutions to the defocusing mKdV equation are also presented in terms of the [Formula: see text] functions. By using one of these classes, we construct an explicit formula for the corresponding motion of curves on the Minkowski plane even though those solutions have singular points. Another class gives regular solutions to the defocusing mKdV equation. Some pictures illustrating the typical dynamics of the curves are presented.

authors

  • Park, Hyeongki
  • Inoguchi, Jun-ichi
  • Kajiwara, Kenji
  • Maruno, Ken-ichi
  • Matsuura, Nozomu
  • Ohta, Yasuhiro

publication date

  • 2019