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Furthermore, if f is convex, then levelα is convex for every α ∈ R. Part 3. Let fν : RN → R ∪ {+∞} , ν ∈ I, be an arbitrary family of convex (respectively lower semicontinuous) functions. Then f = sup fν ν∈I is a convex (respectively lower semicontinuous) function. 27 Note that in general the convexity of levelα f for every α ∈ R does not imply the convexity of f, as the following example indicates. Let f (x) = then 0 if x ≤ 0 1 if x > 0 ⎧ ∅ ⎪ ⎪ ⎨ (−∞, 0] levelα f = ⎪ ⎪ ⎩ R if α < 0 if 0 ≤ α < 1 if α ≥ 1 is convex for every α ∈ R, while f is not convex.

X ∈ Ω. 20). e. e. x ∈ Ω. 24). 18 Let Ω ⊂ Rn be a bounded open set, E ⊂ Rn and u0 be such that ∇u0 = ξ0 for some ξ0 ∈ Rn . e. x ∈ Ω, 20 Introduction then ξ0 ∈ E ∪ int co E. 3. 19 Let Ω ⊂ Rn be a bounded open set, 0 < a1 ≤ · · · ≤ an and ξ0 ∈ Rn×n be such that n n λi (ξ0 ) < i=ν i=ν ai , ν = 1, · · · , n. If u0 is an aﬃne map such that ∇u0 = ξ0 , then there exists u ∈ u0 + W01,∞ (Ω; Rn ) so that, for almost every x ∈ Ω, λν (∇u (x)) = aν , ν = 1, · · · , n. 3 Some existence results for non-quasiconvex integrands We now apply (see Chapter 11) the results of the two previous sections to prove the existence of minimizers for (P ) inf I (u) = Ω f (∇u (x)) dx : u ∈ u0 + W01,∞ Ω; RN , where u0 is an aﬃne map such that ∇u0 = ξ0 ∈ RN ×n , but without assuming any convexity or quasiconvexity hypothesis on the integrand f.

11 Let E ⊂ RN be convex and x ∈ ∂E. Then there exists a ∈ RN , a = 0, such that x; a ≤ x; a , for every x ∈ E. Proof. 6, we have that x ∈ ∂E. 10 (ii) to E, we have the claim. 3 Convex hull and Carath´ eodory theorem We start with the following definition. 12 The convex hull of a set E ⊂ RN , denoted by co E, is the smallest convex set containing E. 2, it is equivalent to say that co E is the intersection of all the convex sets that contain E. In the sequel we denote for any integer s s Λs := {λ = (λ1 , · · · , λs ) : λi ≥ 0 and i=1 λi = 1} .