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On mimima of a functional of the gradient: Sufficient conditions. (English) Zbl 0784.49022
This paper is a sequel to a previous paper of the author [ibid. 20, No. 4, 337-341 (1993; Zbl 0784.49021)]. It shows that the geometrical condition, which was shown to be necessary in the first paper, is also sufficient for the existence of a solution. Thus, the two papers yield necessary and sufficient conditions for the existence of a solution for a nonconvex integrand and necessary and sufficient conditions for the uniqueness of the solution for the case of a convex integrand.

49K99 Optimality conditions
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