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A Regularity Theorem for Minimizersof QuasieonvexIntegrals
 

Summary: A Regularity Theorem
for Minimizersof QuasieonvexIntegrals
EMILIO ACERBI & NICOLA Fusco
Communicated by E. GIUST!
Summary
We prove C 1'~ partial regularity for minimizers of functionals with quasi-
convex integrand f(x, u, Du) depending on vector-valued functions u. The inte-
grand is required to be twice continuously differentiable in Du, and no assump-
tion on the growth of the derivatives off is made: a polynomial growth is required
only on f itself.
Introduction
Consider the functional I(u) = ff(Du(x)) dx, where s is an open subset
t2
of R',
and f: R "N--->~.
The regularity of minimizers of I has been widely investigated (see [8] and
its extensive bibliography), but until recently the function f was required to be
convex, which rules out many interesting physical examples (see [2]) and is far
from quasiconvexity (this condition is necessary and sufficient for the semiconti-
nuity of I on appropriate Sobolev spaces, see [1], and so it is a fundamental

  

Source: Acerbi, Emilio - Dipartimento di Matematica, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Parma
Fusco, Nicola - Dipartimento di Matematica e Applicazioni, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Napoli "Federico II"

 

Collections: Mathematics