# A Nash-Kuiper theorem for $C^{1,\frac{1}{5}-\delta}$ immersions of surfaces in $3$ dimensions

created by delellis on 07 Oct 2015
modified on 11 Sep 2016

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Inserted: 7 oct 2015
Last Updated: 11 sep 2016

Year: 2015

Abstract:

We prove that, given a $C^2$ Riemannian metric $g$ on the $2$-dimensional disk $D_2$, any short $C^1$ immersion of $(D_2,g)$ into $\mathbb R^3$ can be uniformly approximated with $C^{1,\alpha}$ isometric immersions for any $\alpha < \frac{1}{5}$. This statement improves previous results by Yu.F. Borisov and of a joint paper of the first and third author with S. Conti.