The Early Period of the Calculus of Variations

The Early Period of the Calculus of Variations

by Paolo Freguglia, Mariano Giaquinta

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319817798
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 06/02/2018
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2016
Pages: 293
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface.- Some Introductory Material.- The Brachystochrone Problem: Johann and Jakob Bernoulli.- Isoperimetrical Problems: Jakob and Johann Bernoulli.- Shortest Lines and Geodesics.- Euler's Memoirs of 1738 and 1741.- Euler's Method us Inveniendi.- Lagrange's δ-Calculus.- Bibliography.- Index of Names.- Subject Index.

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