Institute for applied mathematics

Applied Analysis - Teaching

Summer Term 2015

V5B2 - Selected Topics in Analysis and PDE


IMPORTANT: Additional lecture on 29th June 12-14, SR 0.008!


Lecturer: Flaviana Iurlano


Location: Wednesday 12-14, room MATH / SemR 0.011


Period: April 8 - July 15




Part I: BV-functions

  • Vector valued Radon measures and weak convergence
  • Definition and properties of BV (semicontinuity of the total variation, embedding theorems, approximation by smooth functions, trace on the boundary)
  • Sets with finite perimeter and Hausdorff measure
  • Coarea formula
  • Fine properties of BV-functions and structure of the gradient
  • Slicing
  • The space SBV, compactness and lower semicontinuity theorem in SBV

Part II: Applications

  • Gradient theory of phase transitions
  • Approximation of the Mumford-Shah functional for image segmentation
  • Convergence of damage models to fracture models


  1. L. Ambrosio, N. Fusco, D. Pallara, Functions of bounded variations and free discontinuity problems, Oxford University Press
  2. L.C. Evans, R.F. Gariepy, Measure theory and fine properties of functions, CRC Press
  3. E. Giusti, Minimal surfaces and functions of bounded variation, Birkhäuser Verlag
  4. L. Modica, The gradient theory of phase transitions and the minimal interface criterion, ARMA (1987)
  5. L. Modica, S. Mortola, Un esempio di Γ-convergenza, BUMI (1977)
  6. L. Ambrosio, V.M. Tortorelli, On the approximation of free discontinuity problems, BUMI (1992)
  7. S. Conti, M. Focardi, F. Iurlano, Phase field approximation of cohesive fracture models, AIHP (2015)

Oral examination:   20/07/2015 and 21/09/2015. Please send an email to iurlano(at) to register.






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