Oscillations and concentrations generated by -free mappings and weak lower semicontinuity of integral functionals
Department of Mathematical Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA. email@example.com
2 Institute of Information Theory and Automation of the ASCR, Pod vodárenskou věží 4, 182 08 Praha 8, Czech Republic.
3 Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University, Thákurova 7, 166 29 Praha 6, Czech Republic. firstname.lastname@example.org
Revised: 9 December 2008
DiPerna's and Majda's generalization of Young measures is used to describe oscillations and concentrations in sequences of maps satisfying a linear differential constraint . Applications to sequential weak lower semicontinuity of integral functionals on -free sequences and to weak continuity of determinants are given. In particular, we state necessary and sufficient conditions for weak* convergence of det in measures on the closure of if in . This convergence holds, for example, under Dirichlet boundary conditions. Further, we formulate a Biting-like lemma precisely stating which subsets must be removed to obtain weak lower semicontinuity of along . Specifically, are arbitrarily thin “boundary layers”.
Mathematics Subject Classification: 49J45 / 35B05
Key words: Concentrations / oscillations / Young measures
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