01286nas a2200109 4500008004300000245007200043210006900115260003700184520089400221100002501115856003601140 2002 en_Ud 00aGlobal calibrations for the non-homogeneous Mumford-Shah functional0 aGlobal calibrations for the nonhomogeneous MumfordShah functiona bScuola Normale Superiore di Pisa3 aUsing a calibration method we prove that, if $\\\\Gamma\\\\subset \\\\Omega$ is a closed regular hypersurface and if the function $g$ is discontinuous along $\\\\Gamma$ and regular outside, then the function $u_{\\\\beta}$ which solves $$ \\\\begin{cases} \\\\Delta u_{\\\\beta}=\\\\beta(u_{\\\\beta}-g)& \\\\text{in $\\\\Omega\\\\setminus\\\\Gamma$} \\\\partial_{\\\\nu} u_{\\\\beta}=0 & \\\\text{on $\\\\partial\\\\Omega\\\\cup\\\\Gamma$} \\\\end{cases} $$ is in turn discontinuous along $\\\\Gamma$ and it is the unique absolute minimizer of the non-homogeneous Mumford-Shah functional $$ \\\\int_{\\\\Omega\\\\setminus S_u}|\\\\nabla u|^2 dx +{\\\\cal H}^{n-1}(S_u)+\\\\beta\\\\int_{\\\\Omega\\\\setminus S_u}(u-g)^2 dx, $$ over $SBV(\\\\Omega)$, for $\\\\beta$ large enough. Applications of the result to the study of the gradient flow by the method of minimizing movements are shown.1 aMorini, Massimiliano uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/3089