a1 SISSA, Via Beirut 4, 34013 Trieste, Italy; email@example.com.
a2 Dipartimento di Matematica, Università di Roma I, P.le A. Moro 2, 00185 Roma, Italy; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Γ-convergence techniques and relaxation results of constrained energy functionals are used to identify the limiting energy as the thickness ε approaches zero of a ferromagnetic thin structure , , whose energy is given by subject to and to the constraint where W is any continuous function satisfying p-growth assumptions with p> 1. Partial results are also obtained in the case p=1, under an additional assumption on W.
(Received September 25 2000)
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