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Journal of Convex Analysis 09 (2002), No. 1, 001--030
Copyright Heldermann Verlag 2002

The Calibration Method for Free-Discontinuity Problems on Vector-Valued Maps

Maria Giovanna Mora
S.I.S.S.A., Via Beirut 2-4, 34014 Trieste, Italy

The calibration method is a classical minimality criterion, which has been recently adapted to functionals with free discontinuities by Alberti, Bouchitté, Dal Maso. In this paper we present a further generalization of this theory to functionals defined on vector-valued maps.

Keywords: Free discontinuity problems, sufficient conditions for minimality, calibration method.

MSC: 49K10; 49Q20

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