Calculus of Variations

With Applications to Physics and Engineering

Author: Robert Weinstock

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486630694

Category: Mathematics

Page: 326

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This text is basically divided into two parts. Chapters 1–4 include background material, basic theorems and isoperimetric problems. Chapters 5–12 are devoted to applications, geometrical optics, particle dynamics, the theory of elasticity, electrostatics, quantum mechanics, and other topics. Exercises in each chapter. 1952 edition.
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Introduction To The Calculus of Variations And Its Applications, Second Edition

Author: Frederic Wan

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780412051418

Category: Mathematics

Page: 640

View: 1948

This comprehensive text provides all information necessary for an introductory course on the calculus of variations and optimal control theory. Following a thorough discussion of the basic problem, including sufficient conditions for optimality, the theory and techniques are extended to problems with a free end point, a free boundary, auxiliary and inequality constraints, leading to a study of optimal control theory.
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Calculus of Variations

Mechanics, Control and Other Applications

Author: Charles R. MacCluer

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486278301

Category: Mathematics

Page: 272

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First truly up-to-date treatment offers a simple introduction to optimal control, linear-quadratic control design, and more. Broad perspective features numerous exercises, hints, outlines, and appendixes, including a practical discussion of MATLAB. 2005 edition.
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CALCULUS OF VARIATIONS WITH APPLICATIONS

Author: A. S. GUPTA

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 8120311205

Category: Mathematics

Page: 256

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Calculus of variations is one of the most important mathematical tools of great scientific significance used by scientistis and engineers. Unfortunately, a few books that are available are written at a level which is not easily comprehensible for postgraduate students.This book, written by a highly respected academic, presents the materials in a lucid manner so as to be within the easy grasp of the students with some background in calculus, differential equations and functional analysis. The aim is to give a thorough and systematic analysis of various aspects of calculus of variations.
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Calculus of Variations

Author: I. M. Gelfand,S. V. Fomin

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486135012

Category: Mathematics

Page: 240

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Fresh, lively text serves as a modern introduction to the subject, with applications to the mechanics of systems with a finite number of degrees of freedom. Ideal for math and physics students.
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Calculus of Variations with Applications

Author: George McNaught Ewing

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486648567

Category: Mathematics

Page: 343

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Applications-oriented introduction to variational theory develops insight and promotes understanding of specialized books and research papers. Suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate students as a primary or supplementary text. 1969 edition.
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An Introduction to the Calculus of Variations

Author: Charles Fox

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486654997

Category: Mathematics

Page: 271

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In this highly regarded text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, the author develops the calculus of variations both for its intrinsic interest and for its powerful applications to modern mathematical physics. Topics include first and second variations of an integral, generalizations, isoperimetrical problems, least action, special relativity, elasticity, more. 1963 edition.
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Real Analysis and Applications

Including Fourier Series and the Calculus of Variations

Author: Frank Morgan

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9780821886113

Category: Mathematics

Page: 197

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Real Analysis and Applications starts with a streamlined, but complete, approach to real analysis. It finishes with a wide variety of applications in Fourier series and the calculus of variations, including minimal surfaces, physics, economics, Riemannian geometry, and general relativity. The basic theory includes all the standard topics: limits of sequences, topology, compactness, the Cantor set and fractals, calculus with the Riemann integral, a chapter on the Lebesgue theory, sequences of functions, infinite series, and the exponential and Gamma functions. The applications conclude with a computation of the relativistic precession of Mercury's orbit, which Einstein called "convincing proof of the correctness of the theory [of General Relativity]." The text not only provides clear, logical proofs, but also shows the student how to derive them. The excellent exercises come with select solutions in the back. This is a text that makes it possible to do the full theory and significant applications in one semester. Frank Morgan is the author of six books and over one hundred articles on mathematics. He is an inaugural recipient of the Mathematical Association of America's national Haimo award for excellence in teaching. With this applied version of his Real Analysis text, Morgan brings his famous direct style to the growing numbers of potential mathematics majors who want to see applications along with the theory. The book is suitable for undergraduates interested in real analysis.
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Calculus of Variations, Applications and Computations

Author: C Bandle,Michel Chipot,J Saint Jean Paulin,Josef Bemelmans,I Shafrir

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780582239623

Category: Mathematics

Page: 296

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This research presents some important domains of partial differential equations and applied mathematics including calculus of variations, control theory, modelling, numerical analysis and various applications in physics, mechanics and engineering. These topics are now part of many areas of science and have experienced tremendous development during the last decades.
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The Calculus of Variations

Author: Bruce van Brunt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387216979

Category: Mathematics

Page: 292

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Suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of mathematics, physics, or engineering, this introduction to the calculus of variations focuses on variational problems involving one independent variable. It also discusses more advanced topics such as the inverse problem, eigenvalue problems, and Noether’s theorem. The text includes numerous examples along with problems to help students consolidate the material.
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Introduction to the Calculus of Variations

Author: Hans Sagan

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048613802X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 480

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Provides a thorough understanding of calculus of variations and prepares readers for the study of modern optimal control theory. Selected variational problems and over 400 exercises. Bibliography. 1969 edition.
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Calculus of Variations

Author: L. E. Elsgolc

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483137562

Category: Mathematics

Page: 178

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Calculus of Variations aims to provide an understanding of the basic notions and standard methods of the calculus of variations, including the direct methods of solution of the variational problems. The wide variety of applications of variational methods to different fields of mechanics and technology has made it essential for engineers to learn the fundamentals of the calculus of variations. The book begins with a discussion of the method of variation in problems with fixed boundaries. Subsequent chapters cover variational problems with movable boundaries and some other problems; sufficiency conditions for an extremum; variational problems of constrained extrema; and direct methods of solving variational problems. Each chapter is illustrated by a large number of problems some of which are taken from existing textbooks. The solutions to the problems in each chapter are provided at the end of the book.
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Introduction to the Calculus of Variations and Control with Modern Applications

Author: John A. Burns

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 146657139X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 562

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Introduction to the Calculus of Variations and Control with Modern Applications provides the fundamental background required to develop rigorous necessary conditions that are the starting points for theoretical and numerical approaches to modern variational calculus and control problems. The book also presents some classical sufficient conditions and discusses the importance of distinguishing between the necessary and sufficient conditions. In the first part of the text, the author develops the calculus of variations and provides complete proofs of the main results. He explains how the ideas behind the proofs are essential to the development of modern optimization and control theory. Focusing on optimal control problems, the second part shows how optimal control is a natural extension of the classical calculus of variations to more complex problems. By emphasizing the basic ideas and their mathematical development, this book gives you the foundation to use these mathematical tools to then tackle new problems. The text moves from simple to more complex problems, allowing you to see how the fundamental theory can be modified to address more difficult and advanced challenges. This approach helps you understand how to deal with future problems and applications in a realistic work environment.
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The Calculus of Variations and Functional Analysis

With Optimal Control and Applications in Mechanics

Author: L. P. Lebedev,Michael J. Cloud

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9812794999

Category: Mathematics

Page: 436

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This volume is aimed at those who are concerned about Chinese medicine - how it works, what its current state is and, most important, how to make full use of it. The audience therefore includes clinicians who want to serve their patients better and patients who are eager to supplement their own conventional treatment. The authors of the book belong to three different fields, modern medicine, Chinese medicine and pharmacology. They provide information from their areas of expertise and concern, attempting to make it comprehensive for users. The approach is macroscopic and philosophical; readers convinced of the philosophy are to seek specific assistance.
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An Introduction to the Calculus of Variations

Author: L. A. Pars

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780486474205

Category: Mathematics

Page: 350

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Clear, rigorous introductory treatment covers applications to geometry, dynamics, and physics. It focuses upon problems with one independent variable, connecting abstract theory with its use in concrete problems. 1962 edition.
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A Primer on the Calculus of Variations and Optimal Control Theory

Author: Mike Mesterton-Gibbons

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821847724

Category: Mathematics

Page: 252

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The calculus of variations is used to find functions that optimize quantities expressed in terms of integrals. Optimal control theory seeks to find functions that minimize cost integrals for systems described by differential equations. This book is an introduction to both the classical theory of the calculus of variations and the more modern developments of optimal control theory from the perspective of an applied mathematician. It focuses on understanding concepts and how to apply them. The range of potential applications is broad: the calculus of variations and optimal control theory have been widely used in numerous ways in biology, criminology, economics, engineering, finance, management science, and physics. Applications described in this book include cancer chemotherapy, navigational control, and renewable resource harvesting. The prerequisites for the book are modest: the standard calculus sequence, a first course on ordinary differential equations, and some facility with the use of mathematical software. It is suitable for an undergraduate or beginning graduate course, or for self study. It provides excellent preparation for more advanced books and courses on the calculus of variations and optimal control theory.
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Calculus of Variations and Optimal Control

Author: N. P. Osmolovskii

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9780821897874

Category: Calculus of variations

Page: 372

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The theory of a Pontryagin minimum is developed for problems in the calculus of variations. The application of the notion of a Pontryagin minimum to the calculus of variations is a distinctive feature of this book. A new theory of quadratic conditions for a Pontryagin minimum, which covers broken extremals, is developed, and corresponding sufficient conditions for a strong minimum are obtained. Some classical theorems of the calculus of variations are generalized.
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Calculus of Variations

An Introduction to the One-Dimensional Theory with Examples and Exercises

Author: Hansjörg Kielhöfer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319711237

Category: Mathematics

Page: 227

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This clear and concise textbook provides a rigorous introduction to the calculus of variations, depending on functions of one variable and their first derivatives. It is based on a translation of a German edition of the book Variationsrechnung (Vieweg+Teubner Verlag, 2010), translated and updated by the author himself. Topics include: the Euler-Lagrange equation for one-dimensional variational problems, with and without constraints, as well as an introduction to the direct methods. The book targets students who have a solid background in calculus and linear algebra, not necessarily in functional analysis. Some advanced mathematical tools, possibly not familiar to the reader, are given along with proofs in the appendix. Numerous figures, advanced problems and proofs, examples, and exercises with solutions accompany the book, making it suitable for self-study. The book will be particularly useful for beginning graduate students from the physical, engineering, and mathematical sciences with a rigorous theoretical background.
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A First Course in the Calculus of Variations

Author: Mark Kot

Publisher: American Mathematical Society

ISBN: 1470414953

Category: Mathematics

Page: 298

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This book is intended for a first course in the calculus of variations, at the senior or beginning graduate level. The reader will learn methods for finding functions that maximize or minimize integrals. The text lays out important necessary and sufficient conditions for extrema in historical order, and it illustrates these conditions with numerous worked-out examples from mechanics, optics, geometry, and other fields. The exposition starts with simple integrals containing a single independent variable, a single dependent variable, and a single derivative, subject to weak variations, but steadily moves on to more advanced topics, including multivariate problems, constrained extrema, homogeneous problems, problems with variable endpoints, broken extremals, strong variations, and sufficiency conditions. Numerous line drawings clarify the mathematics. Each chapter ends with recommended readings that introduce the student to the relevant scientific literature and with exercises that consolidate understanding.
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