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First six chapters include theory of fields and sufficient conditions for weak and strong extrema. Chapter seven considers application of variation methods to systems with infinite degrees of freedom, and Chapter eight deals with direct methods in the calculus of variations. Problems follow each chapter and the 2 appendices.
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Israel Moiseevich Gelfand, also written Israïl Moyseyovich Gel'fand, or Izrail M. Gelfand (Yiddish: ישראל געלפֿאַנד, Russian: Изра́иль Моисе́евич Гельфа́нд; 2 September [O.S.
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