Calculus of Variations

Course #MA4311

Est.imated Completion Time: 3 months


First and second order tests, Lagrange multipliers, Euler-Lagrange equation, non-smooth solutions, optimization with constraints, Weierstrass condition, optimal control of ODE systems, Pontryagin maximum principle. Applications may include: control and dynamical systems, estimation, weak formulations, Hamilton's variational principle, or others depending on the interests of the students.

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  • 299


  • MA2121
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Application Deadlines

  •  08 Jan 2024

    Spring Quarter applications due

  •  01 Apr 2024

    Summer Quarter applications due

  •  08 Jul 2024

    Fall Quarter applications due

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Academic Calendar

  •  08 Dec 2023

    Last day of classes

  •  12 Dec 2023 – 14 Dec 2023

    Fall Quarter final examinations

  •  15 Dec 2023

    Fall Quarter graduation

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