Inserted: 24 apr 2023
Last Updated: 24 apr 2023
We show that the lower-semicontinuous envelope of a non-convex double integral may not admit a representation as a double integral. By taking an integrand with value $+\infty$ except at three points (say −1, 0 and 1) we give a simple proof and an explicit formula for the relaxation that hopefully may shed some light on this type of problems. This is a simplified version of examples by Mora-Corral and Tellini, and Kreisbeck and Zappale, who characterize the lower-semicontinuous envelope via Young measures.