Calculus of Variations

Course Description: 

Extremal problems from mechanics and geometry; First variations and Euler-Lagrange Equations; Constrained variational problems, Lagrange mulitipliers; Second variations and Jacobi necessary condition for weak extrema; and topics chosen from: Hamiltonian formation, Noether theorem on conservation laws, Weierstrass E-function and strong extrema.

Course Code: 
MMAT5260
Units: 
3
Programme: 
Postgraduates
Postgraduate Programme: 
MSc

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