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By Mariano Giaquinta, Stefan Hildebrandt (auth.)

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ISBN-13: 9783642080746

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This 2-volume treatise by way of of the prime researchers and writers within the box, speedy tested itself as a customary reference. It will pay unique realization to the ancient features and the origins in part in utilized difficulties - resembling these of geometric optics - of components of the speculation. quite a few aids to the reader are supplied, starting with the special desk of contents, and together with an creation to every bankruptcy and every part and subsection, an outline of the appropriate literature (in quantity II) along with the references within the Scholia to every bankruptcy within the (historical) footnotes, and within the bibliography, and eventually an index of the examples used via out the book.

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Let a be the angle between the normal 11= 1 J1 + IDul 2 (Du, -1) of the hypersurface (x, u(x», xED, and the normal v = (v, 0) to the cylinder aD x R. n+!. Then cosa=v'1I=v'Th, and the free boundary condition u E V· Tu = 0 says that the minimal surface (x, u(x» which satisfies' C1(D) n C 2 (D), ~d(u, tp) = 0 for all tp E C1(D), intersects the cylinder aD x R. perpendicularly. v v Fig. 13. The Neumann condition. 1. Weak Extremals Which Do Not Satisfy Euler's Equation 37 3. Remarks on the Existence and Regularity of Minimizers In this section we have collected some simple but instructive remarks about the existence and regularity problem of minimizers, mainly for one-dimensional variational problems.

155-160. W Let us conclude our discussion by considering the Lagrangian F(z, p) = (1 + z2){1 + (p2 _ 1)2} with the corresponding variational integral F(u) = f (1 + u 2 ){1 + (U'2 - 1)2} dx. Subjecting the admissible functions u to the boundary conditions u(O) = 0 and u(l) = 0, we easily verify that the infimum of F is one among C1-functions, or Lipschitz functions, or even among absolutely continuous functions. However, the infimum is attained for no such function since 40 Chapter 1. e. on [0, 1] which is impossible.

Maximum or minimum) at 8 = O. Then, if the derivative 4>'(0) of 4> at e = 0 exists, we infer that 4>'(0) = O. If, in addition, 4> is of class C2 on (-80' eo), we obtain from Taylor's formula 4>(e) - 4>(0) = t4>"(<58)e 2 for some ~ E (0, 1) the inequality 4>"(0) ~ 0 if e = 0 is a local (or "relative") minimum, and 4>"(0) ~ 0 if e = 0 is a local maximum of 4>. Thus the conditions 4>'(0) = 0 and 4>"(0) ~ 0 are necessary conditions for a local minimum of 4> at 8 = O. But they are not sufficient as we see from the function 4>(e) = e3 • On the other hand, the o - o-----~- (a) s (b) o0 - - - - - ..

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