The correct option is (c) The transverse deflection w and the angles of rotation of the transverse normal about in-plane axes

Explanation: An examination of the boundary terms in the weak form of Shear Deformation Theory suggests that the essential boundary conditions involve specifying the transverse deflection w and the angles of rotation of the transverse normal about in-plane axes (φx, φy), which constitute the primary variables of the problem (like in the Timoshenko beam model). Hence, the finite element interpolation of w must be such that w, (φx and φy are continuous across the inter-element boundaries in SDT elements.