Summary and Info
First six chapters include theory of fields and sufficient conditions for weak and strong extrema. Chapter 7 considers application of variation methods to systems with infinite degrees of freedom, and Chapter 8 deals with direct methods in the calculus of variations. Problems follow each chapter and the two appendices. Fresh, lively text is ideal for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in math and physics.
More About the Author
Israel Moiseevich Gelfand, also written Israïl Moyseyovich Gel'fand, or Izrail M. Gelfand (Yiddish: ישראל געלפֿאַנד, Russian: Изра́иль Моисе́евич Гельфа́нд; 2 September [O.S.
Review and Comments
Rate the Book
Calculus of variations 0 out of 5 stars based on 0 ratings.