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Optimization, relaxation and Young measures
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We review the use of Young measures in analyzing relaxed and generalized formulations for typical problems of optimization including variational principles, optimal control problems, models in materials science, optimal design problems and nonlocal optimization problems.
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  • Pablo Pedregal
  • Affiliation: ETSI Industriales, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, 13071 Ciudad Real, Spain
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  • Received by editor(s): October 1, 1997
  • Received by editor(s) in revised form: October 14, 1998
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