Consider the following variational problem: among all curves in Rn of fixed length with prescribed end points and prescribed tangents at the end points, minimise the L∞-norm of the curvature. We show that the solutions of this problem, and of a generalised version, are characterised by a system of differential equations. Furthermore, we have a lot of information about the structure of solutions, which allows a classification.
|Journal||American Journal of Mathematics|
|Publication status||Acceptance date - 27 Jul 2021|