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Turkish Journal of Mathematics

DOI

10.3906/mat-1904-140

Abstract

Null scrolls, i.e. ruled surfaces whose base curve and rulings are both lightlike (null), are Lorentzian surfaces having no Euclidean counterparts. In this work we present reparametrization of nondegenerate null scroll as a B-scroll, i.e. as a ruled surface whose rulings correspond to the binormal vectors of a base curve. We prove that the curvature of a base curve, which determines the Gaussian and mean curvature of a null scroll, is invariant under such a reparametrization. We also determine a one-parameter family of null curves on null scroll which serve as base curves for this kind of reparametrization.

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2908

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2920

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