São Paulo Journal of Mathematical Sciences

, Volume 9, Issue 2, pp 162–180 | Cite as

Homogenization problems in the calculus of variations: an overview

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Abstract

In this note we present a brief overview of variational methods to solve homogenization problems. The purpose is to give a first insight on the subject by presenting some fundamental theoretical tools, both classical and modern. We conclude by mentioning some open problems.

Keywords

Homogenization Calculus of variations \(\mathcal A\)-quasiconvexity Representation of integral functionals 

Mathematics Subject Classification

Primary 35B27 Secondary 49J40 35E99 49-02 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CAMGSD, Departamento de Matemática, Instituto Superior TécnicoUniversidade de LisboaLisboaPortugal
  2. 2.SISSA – International School for Advanced StudiesTriesteItaly

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