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

Author: Robert Weinstock

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486141063

Category: Mathematics

Page: 352

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Basic introduction covering isoperimetric problems, theory of elasticity, quantum mechanics, electrostatics, geometrical optics, particle dynamics, more. Exercises throughout. "A very useful book." — J. L. Synge, American Mathematical Monthly.
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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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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

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 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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Calculus of Variations - With Applications to Physics and Engineering

Author: Robert Weinstock

Publisher: READ BOOKS

ISBN: 9781443728812

Category: Mathematics

Page: 344

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International Series in Pure and Applied Mathematics WILLIAM TED MARTIN. CALCULUS OF VARIATIONS. PREFACE: There seems to have been published, up to the present time, no English language volume in which an elementary introduction to the calculus of variations is followed by extensive application of the subject to problems of physics and theoretical engineering. The present volume is offered as partial fulfillment of the need for such a book. Thus its chief purpose is twofold: ( i) To provide for the senior or first-year graduate student in mathe matics, science, or engineering an introduction to the ideas and techniques of the calculus of variations. ( The material of the first seven chapters with selected topics from the later chapters has been used several times as the subject matter of a 10-week course in the Mathematics Department at Stanford University.) ( ii) To illustrate the application of the calculus of variations in several fields outside the realm of pure mathematics. ( By far the greater emphasis is placed upon this second aspect of the book's purpose.) The range of topics considered may be determined at a glance in the table of contents. Mention here of some of the more significant omis sions may be pertinent: The vague, mechanical d method is avoided throughout. Thus, while no advantage is taken of a sometimes convenient shorthand tactic, there is eliminated a source of confusion which often grips the careful student when confronted with its use. No attempt is made to treat problems of sufficiency or existence: no consideration is taken of the second variation or of the conditions of Legendrc, Jacobi, and Weicrstrass. Besides being outside the scope of the chief aim of this book, these matters are excellently treated in the volumes of Bolza and Bliss listed in the Bibliography. Expansion theorems for the eigenfunctions associated with certain boundary-value problems are stated without proof. The proofs, beyond the scope of this volume, can be constructed, in most instances, on the basis of the theory of integral equations. Space limitations prevent inclusion of such topics as perturbation theory, heat flow, hydrodynamics, torsion and buckling of bars, Schwingcr's treatment of atomic scattering, and others. However, the reader who has mastered the essence of the material included should have little difficulty in applying the calculus of variations to most of the subjects which have been squeezed out.
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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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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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