Interior regularity of optimal transport paths

Qinglan Xia
July 2004
Calculus of Variations & Partial Differential Equations;Jul2004, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p283
Academic Journal
In a previous paper, we considered problems for which the cost of transporting one probability measure to another is given by a transport path rather than a transport map. In this model overlapping transport is frequently more economical. In the present article we study the interior regularity properties of such optimal transport paths. We prove that an optimal transport path of finite cost is rectifiable and simply a finite union of line segments near each interior point of the path.


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