Course Catalog - 2016-2017

     

MATH 410 - CALCULUS OF VARIATIONS

Long Title: CALCULUS OF VARIATIONS
Department: Mathematics
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Prerequisite(s): MATH 101 AND MATH 102 AND (MATH 211 OR MATH 212 OR MATH 221 OR MATH 222)
Description: Study of classical and modern theories about functions having some integral expression which is maximal, minimal, or critical. Geodesics, brachistochrone problem, minimal surfaces, and numerous applications to physics. Euler-Lagrange equations, 1st and 2nd variations, Hamilton's Principle.