Rigidity of time-flat surfaces in the Minkowski spacetime

Po Ning Chen, Mu Tao Wang, Ye-Kai Wang

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Abstract

A time-flat condition on spacelike 2-surfaces in spacetime is considered here. This condition is analogous to the constant torsion condition for curves in a three-dimensional space and has been studied in [2, 5, 6, 13, 14]. In particular, any 2-surface in a static slice of a static spacetime is time-flat. In this paper, we address the question in the title and prove several local and global rigidity theorems for such surfaces in the Minkowski and Schwarzschild spacetimes. Higher-dimensional generalizations are also considered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1227-1240
Number of pages14
JournalMathematical Research Letters
Volume21
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1

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Chen, Po Ning ; Wang, Mu Tao ; Wang, Ye-Kai. / Rigidity of time-flat surfaces in the Minkowski spacetime. In: Mathematical Research Letters. 2014 ; Vol. 21, No. 6. pp. 1227-1240.
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In: Mathematical Research Letters, Vol. 21, No. 6, 01.01.2014, p. 1227-1240.

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