Non-local, non-convex functionals converging to Sobolev norms

Haïm Brezis, Hoai Minh Nguyen

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We study the pointwise convergence and the Γ-convergence of a family of non-local, non-convex functionals Λδ in Lp(Ω) for p>1. We show that the limits are multiples of ∫Ω|∇u|p. This is a continuation of our previous work where the case p=1 was considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number111626
JournalNonlinear Analysis, Theory, Methods and Applications
StatePublished - Feb 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analysis
  • Applied Mathematics


  • Non-convex
  • Non-local
  • Pointwise convergence
  • Sobolev norms
  • Γ-convergence

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