Title

The Intrinsic Conformal Structure And Gauss Map of a Light-Like Hypersurface in Minkowski Space

Document Type

Article

Subject Area(s)

Mathematics

Abstract

We begin by pointing out two subtleties in the global properties of hypersurfaces in Minkowski space which inherit a uniformly degenerate metric (i.e., the existence of global space-like sections and the notion of an icon; see Appendices 1 and 2). We then construct a Gauss map for such hypersurfaces and an intrinsic invariant. This leads us to results concerning light-like hypersurfaces which parallel known results concerning surfaces in Euclidean space.

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