Optimal transport of closed differential forms for convex costs
Let c : A(k-1) -> R+ be convex and Omega subset of R-n be a bounded domain. Let f(0) and f(1) be two closed k-forms on Omega satisfying appropriate boundary conditions. We discuss the minimization of integral(Omega) c (A) dx over a subset of (k - 1)-forms A on Omega such that dA + f(1) - f(0) = 0, and its connection with a transport of symplectic forms. Section 3 mainly serves as a step toward Section 4, which is richer, as it connects to variational problems with multiple minimizers. (C) 2015 Academie des sciences. Published by Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.