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The Direct Method in the Calculus of Variations

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

Abstract

In this chapter we introduce the notion of semicontinuity and describe Tonelli’s direct method for the existence of minimum points of variational problems.

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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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