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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  •  08 Jul 2024

    Fall Quarter applications due

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