Title, Introduction to the calculus of variations. International series in pure and applied mathematics. Author, Hans Sagan. Publisher, McGraw-Hill, Original. eminently suitable as a text for an introductory course: the style is pleasant; the prerequisites are kept to a minimum and the pace of the. Introduction to the Calculus of Variations. Front Cover. Hans Sagan. McGraw-Hill, – Calculus of variations – pages.

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Lee Corbin added it Mar 10, Account Options Sign in. Jill rated it really liked it Jan 05, In the last chapter, Legendre’s necessary condition for a weak relative minimum and a sufficient condition for a weak relative minimum are derived within the framework of the theory of the second variation. David Jeschke marked it as to-read May 17, Chapter 6 is devoted to a derivation of the multiplier rule for the problem of Mayer with fixed and variable endpoints and its application to the problem of Lagrange and the isoperimetric problem.

Courier CorporationApr 26, – Mathematics – pages. Excellent text provides basis for thorough understanding of the problems, methods, and techniques of the calculus of variations and prepares readers for the study of modern optimal control theory.


Introduction to the Calculus of Variations

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This book, which includes many strategically placed problems and over exercises, is directed to advanced undergraduate and graduate students with a background in advanced calculus introxuction intermediate differential equations, and is adaptable to either a one- or two-semester course on the subject.

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