On rectifying ruled surfaces
Keywords:Rectifying surface, minimal surface, slant helix, slant ruled surface.
In this study, we define general rectifying ruled surfaces in the Euclidean 3-space E^3. We give some characterizations of rectifying ruled surfaces by considering the curvatures of base curve. We obtain the Gaussian curvature and the mean curvature of a general rectifying ruled surface and we investigate the condition for the surface to be minimal. Moreover, we give characterizations for some special curves lying on this surface. Finally, we obtain the relationships between rectifying ruled surfaces and slant ruled surfaces.
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