26 February 2019
Calculus of Variations and Partial Differential Equations
We establish the first Sobolev regularity and uniqueness results for minimisers of autonomous, convex variational integrals of linear growth which depend on the symmetric rather than the full gradient. This extends the results available in the literature for the BV-setting to the case of functionals whose full gradients are a priori not known to exist as finite matrix-valued Radon measures.
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