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A note on spacelike surfaces in Minkowski 3-space. (English) Zbl 1451.53095
Summary: We characterize and classify spacelike surfaces endowed with a canonical principal direction in Minkowski 3-space $$\mathbb{E}_1^3$$. Under the maximality condition, a new characterization for the catenoid of the 1st kind is obtained.

##### MSC:
 53C50 Global differential geometry of Lorentz manifolds, manifolds with indefinite metrics 53C42 Differential geometry of immersions (minimal, prescribed curvature, tight, etc.)
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