On Spherical Product Surfaces in E-3

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ARSLAN K., Bulca B., Bayram B. (. , Ozturk G., Ugail H.

International Conference on Cyberworlds (CW 2009), Bradford, İngiltere, 7 - 11 Eylül 2009, ss.132-133 identifier identifier

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  • Doi Numarası: 10.1109/cw.2009.64
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Bradford
  • Basıldığı Ülke: İngiltere
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.132-133


In the present study we consider spherical product surfaces X = alpha circle times beta of two 2D curves in E-3. We prove that if a spherical product surface patch X = alpha circle times beta has vanishing Gaussian curvature K (i.e. a flat surface) then either alpha or beta is a straight line. Further, we prove that if alpha(u) is a straight line and beta(v) is a 2D curve then the spherical product is a non-minimal and flat surface. We also prove that if beta(v) is a straight line passing through origin and alpha(u) is any 2D curve (which is not a line) then the spherical product is both minimal and flat. We also give some examples of spherical product surface patches with potential applications to visual cyberworlds.