Semi-continuity in the calculus of variations
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Semi-continuity in the calculus of variations and absolute minima for isoperimetric problems. by Edward James McShane

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Published by Univ. of Chicago Libraries in Chicago .
Written in English


  • Calculus of variations

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The Physical Object
Paginationii, 45 p.
Number of Pages45
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15463411M

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The calculus of variations is a classic topic in applied mathematics on which many texts have already been written [1]-[5]. A First Course in the Calculus of Variations, without reservation, is a Author: Joel Storch. encyclopedic work on the Calculus of Variations by B. Dacorogna [25], the book on Young measures by P. Pedregal [81], Giusti’s more regularity theory-focused introduction to the Calculus of Variations [44], as well as lecture notes on several related courses by J. Ball, J. Kristensen, A. Size: 1MB. Calculus of variations is concerned with variations of functionals, which are small changes in the functional's value due to small changes in the function that is its argument. The first variation [k] is defined as the linear part of the change in the functional, and the second variation [l] is defined as the quadratic part. The book traces the progress of the Calculus of Variations during the nineteenth century: Lagrange and and Lacroix, Dirksen and Ohm, Gauss, Poisson, Ostrogradsky, Delaunay, Sarrus, Cauchy, Legendre, Brunacci, and Jacobi.