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Abstract: "Numerical approximations of strongly degenerate variational problems of the form J(u) = F ΓéÇ┬╣ F(u)╠ü + u-f)┬▓ are considered, where F is assumed convex but may have intervals where F" = 0. It is shown that, in spite of the degeneracy, natural numerical approximations still converge in W[superscript 1,p]. Rates in weaker norms and the connection with non-convex variational problems are also considered."