Monotonicity properties of minimizers and relaxation for autonomous variational problems

Giovanni Cupini; Cristina Marcelli

ESAIM: Control, Optimisation and Calculus of Variations (2011)

  • Volume: 17, Issue: 1, page 222-242
  • ISSN: 1292-8119

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We consider the following classical autonomous variational problem minimize F ( v ) = a b f ( v ( x ) , v ' ( x ) ) x ̣ : v A C ( [ a , b ] ) , v ( a ) = α , v ( b ) = β , where the Lagrangian f is possibly neither continuous, nor convex, nor coercive. We prove a monotonicity property of the minimizers stating that they satisfy the maximum principle or the minimum one. By virtue of such a property, applying recent results concerning constrained variational problems, we derive a relaxation theorem, the DuBois-Reymond necessary condition and some existence or non-existence criteria.

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Cupini, Giovanni, and Marcelli, Cristina. "Monotonicity properties of minimizers and relaxation for autonomous variational problems." ESAIM: Control, Optimisation and Calculus of Variations 17.1 (2011): 222-242. <http://eudml.org/doc/197345>.

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abstract = { We consider the following classical autonomous variational problem\[ \textrm\{minimize\,\} \left\\{F(v)=\int\_a^b f(v(x),v'(x))\ \d x\,:\,v\in AC([a,b]), \;v(a)=\alpha,\; v(b)=\beta \right\\},\] where the Lagrangian f is possibly neither continuous, nor convex, nor coercive. We prove a monotonicity property of the minimizers stating that they satisfy the maximum principle or the minimum one. By virtue of such a property, applying recent results concerning constrained variational problems, we derive a relaxation theorem, the DuBois-Reymond necessary condition and some existence or non-existence criteria. },
author = {Cupini, Giovanni, Marcelli, Cristina},
journal = {ESAIM: Control, Optimisation and Calculus of Variations},
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