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Introduction to the calculus of variations (Winter Semester 2007/08)

  • Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Reichel
  • Classes: Lecture (1054), Problem class (1055)
  • Weekly hours: 4+2
  • Audience: mathematics, physics, engineers, natural sciences

Objectives of the lecture "Calculus of Variations" are problems of minimization or maximization. In such problems one tries to minimize/maximize functionals like pathlength, energy, time, resistance, surface-area within a class of admissible functions.

Prerequesites: Multi-dimensional differential- and integral calculus, basics of functional analysis

Lecture: Monday 11:30-13:00 Seminarraum 12
Thursday 8:00-9:30 Seminarraum 12
Problem class: Friday 14:00-15:30 Seminarraum 34
Lecturer Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Reichel
Office hours: Monday, 11:30-13:00 Before you e-mail: call or come!
Room 3.035 Kollegiengebäude Mathematik (20.30)
Email: Wolfgang.Reichel@kit.edu