## A proof of Douglas’ theorem on the existence of disc like minimal surfaces spanning Jordan contours on $$R^ n$$.(English)Zbl 0635.53033

Théorie des variétés minimales et applications, Sémin. Palaiseau/France 1983/1984, Astérisque 154-155, 39-50 (1988).
Summary: [For the entire collection see Zbl 0635.53001.]
An historical account of the Plateau problem is given together with a complete proof by a direct and elementary method of the fact that any minimum of the Dirichlet functional is conformal.

### MSC:

 53C42 Differential geometry of immersions (minimal, prescribed curvature, tight, etc.) 53A10 Minimal surfaces in differential geometry, surfaces with prescribed mean curvature 49Q05 Minimal surfaces and optimization

### Keywords:

Douglas’ theorem; Plateau problem; Dirichlet functional

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