**Author**: Bruce van Brunt

**Publisher:**Springer Science & Business Media

**Release:**2006-04-18

**Size**: 26.23 MB

**Format:**PDF

**Category :**Mathematics

**Languages :**un

**Pages :**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.