Calculus of Variations and Geometric Measure Theory
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N. Gigli - A. Tyulenev

Korevaar-Schoen's directional energy and Ambrosio's regular Lagrangian flows

created by gigli on 11 Jan 2019
modified on 08 Oct 2020



Inserted: 11 jan 2019
Last Updated: 8 oct 2020

Year: 2019


We develop Korevaar-Schoen's theory of directional energies for metric-valued Sobolev maps in the case of $\RCD$ source spaces; to do so we crucially rely on Ambrosio's concept of Regular Lagrangian Flow.

Our review of Korevaar-Schoen's spaces brings new (even in the smooth category) insights on some aspects of the theory, in particular concerning the notion of `differential of a map along a vector field' and about the parallelogram identity for $\CAT(0)$ targets. To achieve these, one of the ingredients we use is a new (even in the Euclidean setting) stability result for Regular Lagrangian Flows.


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