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Homework Help: Derivative of Mean Curvature and Scalar field

  1. Mar 20, 2016 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Page 16 (attached file)
    [tex]\frac{dH}{dt}|_{t=0} = Δ_{Σ}φ + Ric (ν,ν)φ+|A|^{2}φ[/tex]
    [tex]\frac{d}{dt}(dσ_{t})|_{t=0} = - φHdσ[/tex]
    H = mean curvature of surface Σ
    A = the second fundamental of Σ
    ν = the unit normal vector field along Σ
    φ = the scalar field on three manifold M

    2. Relevant equations
    Now I want to find [tex]\frac{dφ}{dt} = ...? [/tex]
    with [tex]φ≠\frac{1}{H} [/tex]

    3. The attempt at a solution
    [tex]\frac{dH}{dt} = Δ_{Σ}φ + Ric (ν,ν)φ+|A|^{2}φ[/tex]
    [tex]\frac{1}{Δ_{Σ}+ Ric (ν,ν)+|A|^{2}} \frac{dH}{dt} = φ[/tex]
    [tex]\frac{d}{dt}\left ( \frac{1}{Δ_{Σ}+ Ric (ν,ν)+|A|^{2}} \frac{dH}{dt} \right )= \frac{dφ}{dt}[/tex]
    But I am not sure about this.
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2016
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  3. Mar 25, 2016 #2
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  4. Apr 11, 2016 #3
    Further information (file attached, Appendix A, page 99):
    [tex]∂_{t} = φ\vec{ν} [/tex]
    So the derivation of [itex]φ[/itex] with respect to [itex]t[/itex] would be:
    [tex]\frac{dφ}{dt} = \frac{d}{dt} \left (\frac{1}{ν} \frac{∂}{∂t} \right )[/tex]
    [tex]\frac{dφ}{dt} = \frac{1}{ν} \frac{∂}{∂t} \left ( \frac{∂}{∂t} \right ) + \frac{∂}{∂t} \frac{d}{dt} \frac{1}{ν}[/tex]
    And now after this I don't know what to do

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