Calculus of Variations and Geometric Measure Theory
home | mail | papers | authors | news | seminars | events | open positions | login

F. Bigolin - D. Vittone

Some remarks about parametrizations of intrinsic regular surfaces in the Heisenberg group

created by vittone on 07 May 2008
modified on 03 May 2011


Published Paper

Inserted: 7 may 2008
Last Updated: 3 may 2011

Journal: Publ. Mat.
Volume: 54
Number: 1
Pages: 159-172
Year: 2010


We prove that, in general, intrinsicly regular surfaces in the Heisenberg group $\mathbb H^1$ are not biLipschitz equivalent to the plane $\mathbb R^2$ with the ``parabolic'' distance, which instead models $C^1$ surfaces as proved by D. R. Cole and S. D. Pauls. In Heisenberg groups $\mathbb H^n$, the former surfaces can be seen as intrinsic graphs: we show that such parametrizations do not belong to Sobolev classes of metric-space valued maps, thus answering a question raised by B. Kirchheim and F. Serra Cassano.

Keywords: Heisenberg group, parametrizations


Credits | Cookie policy | HTML 5 | CSS 2.1