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Introduction

  • Gianni Dal Maso
Chapter
Part of the Progress in Nonlinear Differential Equations and Their Applications book series (PNLDE, volume 8)

Abstract

Given a real valued functional F on a set X, one of the main problems of the calculus of variations is to find the minimum value
$$ {m_X}(F) = \mathop{{\inf }}\limits_{{x \in X}} F(x) , $$
together with the set of all minimum points
$$ {M_X}(F) = \{ x \in X:F(x) = {m_X}(F)\} . $$

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gianni Dal Maso
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  1. 1.International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA)TriesteItaly

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