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TEXTBOOK
Introduction to the Variational Calculus
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An introductory calculus of variations textbook and
technical reference for
Mathematicians, Engineers, Physicists and Scientists
containing calculus of variation fundamentals
with numerous applications .
Topics Covered
Maximum and Minumum problems
Euler-Lagrange Equations
Variational Concepts
Functionals
Applications of the Variational Calculus
Numerical and Approximation methods
Finite Element Method
Rayleigh-Ritz, Galerkin and Collocation Methods
Hamilton's principle
Pendulum Systems
Lagrangians and Problems from Mechanics
Schrodinger equation
Maxwell's equations
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Introduction to the Variational Calculus Textbook is 356 pages
OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY
COLLEGE OF SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS