plateau problem

plateau problem

[pla′tō ¦präb·ləm]
(mathematics)
The problem of finding a minimal surface having as boundary a given curve.
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They cover the beginning of the theory; curvature estimates and consequences; weak convergences, compactness, and applications; existence results; min-max constructions; embedded solutions of the plateau problem; minimal surfaces in three-manifolds; and the structure of embedded minimal surfaces.
At the other are those who hang on to their "dead wood." Those who routinely clean house avoid the plateau problem, but such a policy is inhumane and eventually self-defeating.
The following article outlines ways to counteract the effects of the career plateau problem. The circumstances of career plateauing may not change but how you or an employee respond to it definitely can.