On the Sobolev space of isometric immersions
Mohammed Reza Pakzad
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Submission date: 30. Apr. 2003
published in: Journal of differential geometry, 66 (2004) 1, p. 47-69
MSC-Numbers: 46T99, 53A05, 53C24, 58Dxx, 74Kxx
Keywords and phrases: rigidity of isometric immersions, developable surfaces, thin elastic bodies, curvature functionals, sobolev spaces of mappings
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We prove that every isometric immersion from a convex regular domain of into can be approximated in -norm by smooth isometric immersions from the same domain into .