Abstract

The classical Demoulin transformation is examined in the context of discrete differential geometry. We show that iterative application of the Demoulin transformation to a seed projective minimal surface generates a Z 2 lattice of projective minimal surfaces. Known and novel geometric properties of these Demoulin lattices are discussed and used to motivate the notion of lattice Lie quadrics and associated discrete envelopes and the definition of the class of discrete projective minimal and Q-surfaces (PMQ-surfaces). We demonstrate that the even and odd Demoulin sublattices encode a two-parameter family of pairs of discrete PMQ-surfaces with the property that one discrete PMQ-surface constitute an envelope of the lattice Lie quadrics associated with the other.

Keywords

Demoulin transformation, projective minimal surfaces, discrete differential geometry

Link to Publisher Version (URL)

https://doi.org/10.1007/s00454-016-9827-x

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