Calculus of Variations (Summer Semester 2013)
- Lecturer: Dr. Simon Blatt
- Classes: Lecture (0156210)
- Weekly hours: 4
- Audience: Mathematics, Physics (from 6. semester)
In the calculus of variations one tries to find the path, curve, surface, etc. which minimizes a functional like the length, surface area, or the lagrangian function of a physical system.
This course is aimed at students of mathematics and phyiscs in the third year.
Prerequisites: Multivariable calculus and a basic knowledge of funtional analysis.
|Lecture:||Tuesday 8:00-9:30||AOC 201|
|Wednesday 9:45-11:15||Neuer Hörsaal|
|Lecturer||Dr. Simon Blatt|
|Office hours: Nach Vereinbarung|
|Room 3A.04 Allianz-Gebäude (05.20)|
- Struwe, Michael . Variational methods. Applications to nonlinear partial differential equations and Hamiltonian systems. Fourth edition. A Series of Modern Surveys in Mathematics], 34. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2008.
- Giaquinta, Mariano und Hildebrandt, Stefan. Calculus of variations. I Springer-Verlag, 1996, 310, xxx+474
- Dacorogna, Bernard Introduction to the calculus of variations Imperial College Press, 2009, xiv+285