## Document Type

Article

## Disciplines

Mathematics

## Abstract

Under mean radius of curvature flow, a closed convex surface in Euclidean space is known to expand exponentially to infinity. In the three-dimensional case we prove that the oriented normals to the flowing surface converge to the oriented normals of a round sphere whose centre is the Steiner point of the initial surface, which remains constant under the flow.

To prove this we show that the oriented normal lines, considered as a surface in the space of all oriented lines, evolve by a parabolic flow which preserves the Lagrangian condition.Moreover, this flow converges to a holomorphic Lagrangian section, which forms the set of oriented lines through a point.

The coordinates of the Steiner point are projections of the support function into the first non-zero eigenspace of the spherical Laplacian and are given by explicit integrals of initial surface data.

## Recommended Citation

Guilfoyle, Brendan & Klingenberg, Wilhelm. (2013). A Converging Lagrangian Curvature Flow in the Space of Oriented Lines. Kyushu Journal of Mathematics. 70. 10.2206/kyushujm.70.343.

## Publication Details

Kyushu Journal of Mathematics

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