This comprehensive text provides all information necessary for an introductory course on the calculus of variations and optimal control theory. Following a thorough discussion of the basic problem, including sufficient conditions for optimality, the theory and techniques are extended to problems with a free end point, a free boundary, auxiliary and inequality constraints, leading to a study of optimal control theory.The Shortest Route Problem In this chapter, we describe a completely different approach to approximate solutions for the basic ... In the first few sections of this chapter, we introduce the essential ideas and algorithms in dynamic programming for problems in discrete optimization. ... The team may inspect plants in city B, C, or D at the first stop, E, F, or G at the second stop, and H or / at the third stop.

Title | : | Introduction To The Calculus of Variations And Its Applications, Second Edition |

Author | : | Frederic Wan |

Publisher | : | CRC Press - 1995-01-01 |

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