01509nas a2200121 4500008004100000245012400041210006900165260001000234520098200244653002001226100001801246856012301264 2015 en d00aThe relaxed area of maps from the plane to the plane with a line discontinuity, and the role of semicartesian surfaces.0 arelaxed area of maps from the plane to the plane with a line dis bSISSA3 aIn this thesis we study the relaxation of the area functional w.r.t. the L^1 topology of a map from a bounded planar domain with values in the plane and jumping on a segment.
We estimate from above the singular contribution of this functional due to the presence of the jump in terms of the infimum of the area among a suitable family of surfaces that we call semicartesian surfaces. In our analysis, we also introduce a different notion of area, namely the relaxation of the area w.r.t. a convergence stronger than the L^1 convergence, whose singular contribution is completely characterized in terms of suitable semicartesian area minimizing problems. We propose also some examples of maps for which the two notions of relaxation are different: these examples underline the highly non-local behaviour of the L^1-relaxation, and justify the introduction of the other functional. Some result about the existence of a semicartesian area-minimizing surface is also provided.10aArea functional1 aTealdi, Lucia uhttps://www.math.sissa.it/publication/relaxed-area-maps-plane-plane-line-discontinuity-and-role-semicartesian-surfaces