# Curvature bound for curve shortening flow via distance comparison and a direct proof of Grayson's theorem

@inproceedings{Andrews2009CurvatureBF, title={Curvature bound for curve shortening flow via distance comparison and a direct proof of Grayson's theorem}, author={B. Andrews and Paul Bryan}, year={2009} }

Abstract A new isoperimetric estimate is proved for embedded closed curves evolving by curve shortening flow, normalized to have total length 2π. The estimate bounds the length of any chord from below in terms of the arc length between its endpoints and elapsed time. Applying the estimate to short segments we deduce directly that the maximum curvature decays exponentially to 1. This gives a self-contained proof of Grayson's theorem which does not require the monotonicity formula or the… Expand

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