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MATH 402 Calculus of Variations

Classical variational problems; necessary conditions of Euler, Weierstrass, Legendre, and Jacobi; Erdmann corner conditions, transversality, convex Lagrangians, fields of extremals, sufficient conditions for optimality, numerical methods; applications to classical mechanics, engineering and economics.

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Credits: 3

Pre-reqs: A score of 68% or higher in one of MATH 301, MATH 320.

Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
MATH 402 101Lecture1 Tue Thu9:3011:00

This course will be held in ESB 4127.

This course is a joint graduate course, cross listed with Math 606.