MATH4433Calculus of Variations (O)3 ch (3C)

Introduction to functionals and function spaces. Variation of a functional. Euler's equations, necessary condition for an extremum, case of several variables, invariance of Euler's equation, fixed end point problem for unknown functions, variational problems in parametric form, functionals depending on high order derivatives. 

Prerequisite: MATH 2013 or equivalent.