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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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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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, 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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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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Elements of Real Analysis

Author: Charles G. Denlinger

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 0763779474

Category: Mathematics

Page: 739

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Elementary Real Analysis is a core course in nearly all mathematics departments throughout the world. It enables students to develop a deep understanding of the key concepts of calculus from a mature perspective. Elements of Real Analysis is a student-friendly guide to learning all the important ideas of elementary real analysis, based on the author's many years of experience teaching the subject to typical undergraduate mathematics majors. It avoids the compact style of professional mathematics writing, in favor of a style that feels more comfortable to students encountering the subject for the first time. It presents topics in ways that are most easily understood, yet does not sacrifice rigor or coverage. In using this book, students discover that real analysis is completely deducible from the axioms of the real number system. They learn the powerful techniques of limits of sequences as the primary entry to the concepts of analysis, and see the ubiquitous role sequences play in virtually all later topics. They become comfortable with topological ideas, and see how these concepts help unify the subject. Students encounter many interesting examples, including "pathological" ones, that motivate the subject and help fix the concepts. They develop a unified understanding of limits, continuity, differentiability, Riemann integrability, and infinite series of numbers and functions.
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Lecture Notes on Calculus of Variations

Author: Kung Ching Chang

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 981314470X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 324

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This is based on the course "Calculus of Variations" taught at Peking University from 2006 to 2010 for advanced undergraduate to graduate students majoring in mathematics. The book contains 20 lectures covering both the theoretical background material as well as an abundant collection of applications. Lectures 1–8 focus on the classical theory of calculus of variations. Lectures 9–14 introduce direct methods along with their theoretical foundations. Lectures 15–20 showcase a broad collection of applications. The book offers a panoramic view of the very important topic on calculus of variations. This is a valuable resource not only to mathematicians, but also to those students in engineering, economics, and management, etc.
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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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Nonstandard Methods in the Calculus of Variations

Author: Curtis Tuckey

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780582231801

Category: Mathematics

Page: 112

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This monograph is unique in its treatment of the application of methods of nonstandard analysis to the theory of curves in the calculus of variations. It will be of particular value to researchers in the calculus of variations and optimal control theory.
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Calculus of Variations and Differential Equations

Author: Alexander Ioffe,Simeon Reich,I Shafrir

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849306051

Category: Mathematics

Page: 272

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The calculus of variations is a classical area of mathematical analysis-300 years old-yet its myriad applications in science and technology continue to hold great interest and keep it an active area of research. These two volumes contain the refereed proceedings of the international conference on Calculus of Variations and Related Topics held at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in March 1998. The conference commemorated 300 years of work in the field and brought together many of its leading experts. The papers in the first volume focus on critical point theory and differential equations. The other volume deals with variational aspects of optimal control. Together they provide a unique opportunity to review the state-of-the-art of the calculus of variations, as presented by an international panel of masters in the field.
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Variational Methods

Applications to Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations and Hamiltonian Systems, Third Edition

Author: Michael Struwe

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540664796

Category: Mathematics

Page: 274

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Hilbert's talk at the second International Congress of 1900 in Paris marked the beginning of a new era in the calculus of variations. A development began which, within a few decades, brought tremendous success, highlighted by the 1929 theorem of Ljusternik and Schnirelman on the existence of three distinct prime closed geodesics on any compact surface of genus zero, and the 1930/31 solution of Plateau's problem by Douglas and Rad??. The book gives a concise introduction to variational methods and presents an overview of areas of current research in the field. The third edition gives a survey on new developments in the field. References have been updated and a small number of mistakes have been rectified.
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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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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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Regularity of Optimal Transport Maps and Applications

Author: Guido Philippis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 887642458X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 190

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In this thesis, we study the regularity of optimal transport maps and its applications to the semi-geostrophic system. The first two chapters survey the known theory, in particular there is a self-contained proof of Brenier’ theorem on existence of optimal transport maps and of Caffarelli’s Theorem on Holder continuity of optimal maps. In the third and fourth chapter we start investigating Sobolev regularity of optimal transport maps, while in Chapter 5 we show how the above mentioned results allows to prove the existence of Eulerian solution to the semi-geostrophic equation. In Chapter 6 we prove partial regularity of optimal maps with respect to a generic cost functions (it is well known that in this case global regularity can not be expected). More precisely we show that if the target and source measure have smooth densities the optimal map is always smooth outside a closed set of measure zero.
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Introduction to Partial Differential Equations with Applications

Author: E. C. Zachmanoglou,Dale W. Thoe

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048613217X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 432

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This text explores the essentials of partial differential equations as applied to engineering and the physical sciences. Discusses ordinary differential equations, integral curves and surfaces of vector fields, the Cauchy-Kovalevsky theory, more. Problems and answers.
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Concrete Functional Calculus

Author: R. M. Dudley,R. Norvaiša

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441969507

Category: Mathematics

Page: 671

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Concrete Functional Calculus focuses primarily on differentiability of some nonlinear operators on functions or pairs of functions. This includes composition of two functions, and the product integral, taking a matrix- or operator-valued coefficient function into a solution of a system of linear differential equations with the given coefficients. In this book existence and uniqueness of solutions are proved under suitable assumptions for nonlinear integral equations with respect to possibly discontinuous functions having unbounded variation. Key features and topics: Extensive usage of p-variation of functions, and applications to stochastic processes. This work will serve as a thorough reference on its main topics for researchers and graduate students with a background in real analysis and, for Chapter 12, in probability.
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The Variational Principles of Mechanics

Author: Cornelius Lanczos

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486134709

Category: Science

Page: 464

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Philosophic, less formalistic approach to analytical mechanics offers model of clear, scholarly exposition at graduate level with coverage of basics, calculus of variations, principle of virtual work, equations of motion, more.
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Mathematics for Quantum Chemistry

Author: Jay Martin Anderson

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486151484

Category: Science

Page: 160

View: 1988

Introduction to problems of molecular structure and motion covers calculus of orthogonal functions, algebra of vector spaces, and Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulation of classical mechanics. Answers to problems. 1966 edition.
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