Professor Feng's Math 648 - Calculus of Variation

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1. Text:  The Calculus of Variations  
   ---by Bruce van Brunt. Publisher: Springer

2. 
Professor Jin Feng's Office: 510 Snow Hall, Phone: 785-864-3764 
   Office hour: Tuesday, Friday 3:50-4:45 pm or by appointment.
   Lecture time: Tuesday and Thursday. 2:30-3:45 pm at 302 Snow Hall.
 
3. Exams:  TBA. 


4. Homework:
   Assignments will be announced during the lectures.
 

5. Course information:
Keywords:  Hamilton's principle, Variational Problems from geometry, Euler-Lagrange equations; Isoperimetric problems;
Legendre transformation and Hamilton's equation, symplectic maps, Hamilton-Jacobi; Noether's theorem and variational symmetries;
the Second Variation.

Credit Hours : 3