Wavy Enneper Surface

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Wavy Enneper Minimal Surface. Note that it has 3-fold rotational symmetry.
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Wavy Enneper Minimal Surface. Note that it has 3-fold rotational symmetry.

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The Enneper surfaces can be modified to develop waves around their boundary.
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These boundary waves can travel around without visibly disturbing the center part.
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Related Surface of Enneper

  1. Enneper Surface
  2. Double Enneper
  3. Planar Enneper
  4. Wavy Enneper
  5. Catenoid-Enneper

The surfaces Wavy Enneper, Catenoid Enneper, Planar Enneper, and Double Enneper are finite total curvature minimal immersions of the once or twice punctured sphere — shown with standard polar coordinates. These surfaces illustrate how the different types of ends can be combined in a simple way.

The pure Enneper surfaces (Gauss(z)=z^k, k=ee+1) and the Planar Enneper have been re-discovered many times, because the members of the associate family are CONGRUENT surfaces (as can be seen in an associate family morphing) and the Weierstrass integrals integrate to polynomial (respectively) rational immersions.

Double Enneper was one of the early examples in which I joined two classical surfaces by a handle.

Formulas are taken from:

For a discussion of techniques for creating minimal surfaces with various qualitative features by appropriate choices of Weierstrass data, see:

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