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Author  Title  Accn#  Year  Item Type  Claims 
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I. M. Gelfand 
Calculus of variations 
026012 
1963 
Book 

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Stefan Hildebrandt 
Mathematics and optimal form 
016805 
1985 
Book 

3 
Robert Weinstock 
Calculus of variations: With applications to physics and engineering 
005445 
1974 
Book 

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Mikhail Alekseevich Lavrentev 
Variational methods for boundary value problems for systems of elliptic equations 
005431 
1989 
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Title  Calculus of variations 
Author(s)  I. M. Gelfand ;S. V. Fomin;Richard A. Silverman (tr.) 
Publication  New York, Dover Publications, Inc., 1963. 
Description  vii, 232p. 
Abstract Note  Based on a series of lectures given by I. M. Gelfand at Moscow State University, this book actually goes considerably beyond the material presented in the lectures. The aim is to give a treatment of the elements of the calculus of variations in a form both easily understandable and sufficiently modern. Considerable attention is devoted to physical applications of variational methods, e.g., canonical equations, variational principles of mechanics, and conservation laws.
The reader who merely wishes to become familiar with the most basic concepts and methods of the calculus of variations need only study the first chapter. Students wishing a more extensive treatment, however, will find the first six chapters comprise a complete universitylevel course in the subject, including the theory of fields and sufficient conditions for weak and strong extrema. Chapter 7 considers the application of variational methods to the study of systems with infinite degrees of freedom, and Chapter 8 deals with direct methods in the calculus of variations. The problems following each chapter were made specially for this Englishlanguage edition, and many of them comment further on corresponding parts of the text. Two appendices and suggestions for supplementary reading round out the text. 
ISBN,Price  9780486414485 : Rs. 450.00(PB) 
Classification  517.27

Keyword(s)  CALCULUS OF VARIATIONS

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