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Symmetry 2018, 10(8), 317; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym10080317

On Special Kinds of Involute and Evolute Curves in 4-Dimensional Minkowski Space

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School of Mathematical Science, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024, China
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Department of Mathematics, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Alkharj 11991, Saudi Arabia
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Received: 18 June 2018 / Revised: 6 July 2018 / Accepted: 22 July 2018 / Published: 2 August 2018
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Abstract

Recently, extensive research has been done on evolute curves in Minkowski space-time. However, the special characteristics of curves demand advanced level observations that are lacking in existing well-known literature. In this study, a special kind of generalized evolute and involute curve is considered in four-dimensional Minkowski space. We consider (1,3)-evolute curves with respect to the casual characteristics of the (1,3)-normal plane that are spanned by the principal normal and the second binormal of the vector fields and the (0,2)-evolute curve that is spanned by the tangent and first binormal of the given curve. We restrict our investigation of (1,3)-evolute curves to the (1,3)-normal plane in four-dimensional Minkowski space. This research contribution obtains a necessary and sufficient condition for the curve possessing the generalized evolute as well as the involute curve. Furthermore, the Cartan null curve is also discussed in detail. View Full-Text
Keywords: evolute; involute curves; mate curves; minkowski space evolute; involute curves; mate curves; minkowski space
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Hanif, M.; Hou, Z.H.; Nisar, K.S. On Special Kinds of Involute and Evolute Curves in 4-Dimensional Minkowski Space. Symmetry 2018, 10, 317.

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