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:
Office hour: Tuesday, Friday 3:50-4:45 pm or by appointment.
Lecture time: Tuesday and Thursday. 2:30-3:45 pm at 302
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