J. Phys. I France
Volume 2, Numéro 3, March 1992
Page(s) 233 - 239
DOI: 10.1051/jp1:1992138
J. Phys. I France 2 (1992) 233-239

A systematic method for parametrising periodic minimal surfaces : the F-RD surface

A. Fogden

Department of Applied Mathematics, Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Australian National University, PO Box 4, Canberra 2601, Australia

(Received 23 July 1991, accepted in final form 2 December 1991)

An algorithm for the exact construction of triply periodic minimal surfaces recently developed by the author is illustrated simply with the first parametrisation of the F-RD surface discovered by Alan Schoen. An exact expression for the F-RD Weierstrass function is derived, from which all quantitative features of this surface may be readily established.

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