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Gamma-Convergence for Beginners
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Gamma-Convergence for Beginners

Andrea Braides

Abstract

This book introduces the main concepts of the theory of De Giorgi's Gamma-convergence and gives a description of its main applications to the study of asymptotic variational problems. The content is based on results obtained during thirty years of research. The book is divided into sixteen short chapters, an Introduction, and an Appendix. After explaining how a notion of variational convergence arises naturally from the study of the asymptotic behaviour of variational problems, the Introduction presents a number of examples that show how diversified the applications of this notion may be. The ... More

Keywords: asymptotic variational problems, relaxation, lower-semicontinuity, Calculus of Variations, homogenization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780198507840
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507840.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrea Braides, author
Department of Mathematics, Universita di Roma 'Tor Vergata'

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