Direct Methods in the Calculus of Variations

  • Bernard Dacorogna

Part of the Applied Mathematical Sciences book series (AMS, volume 78)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Convex analysis and the scalar case

  3. Quasiconvex analysis and the vectorial case

  4. Relaxation and non-convex problems

  5. Miscellaneous

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 569-621

About this book


This book studies vectorial problems in the calculus of variations and quasiconvex analysis. It is a new edition of the earlier book published in 1989 and has been updated with some new material and examples added.

This monograph will appeal to researchers and graduate students in mathematics and engineering.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Bernard Dacorogna
    • 1
  1. 1.Ecole Polytechnique Federale de LausanneCH–1015Switzerland

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