Inserted: 19 dec 2011
Last Updated: 14 feb 2013
Journal: Annali di Matematica Pura e Applicata
Motivated by some questions in continuum mechanics and analysis in metric spaces, we give an intrinsic characterization of sequentially weak lower semicontinuous functionals deﬁned on Sobolev maps with values into manifolds without embedding the target into Euclidean spaces.
Keywords: Lower semicontinuity, Quasi convexity, Manifold constraints, Metric space valued