Calculus of Variations has 19 ratings and 0 reviews. This text is basically divided into two parts. Chapters 1–4 include background material. Synge, J. L. Review: Robert Weinstock, Calculus of variations with applications to physics and engineering. Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 59 (), no. 4, Calculus of Variations by Robert Weinstock, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The author begins slowly, introducing the reader to the calculus of variations, and supplying lists of essential calxulus and derivations.

Calcluus is written at the same level as Weinstock’s book and it does contain simple examples to clarify the theory. The surface integral Synge, Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society. Book ratings by Goodreads. Chapters 1—4 include background material, basic theorems and isoperimetric problems.

Merchant Marine with a PhD in physics. Mention here of some of the more significant omis sions may be pertinent: Paul Anthony marked it as to-read Jul 20, When the book was first published, computers were not being used as they are today, and the current strategy in solving variational problems is usually to use some sort of numerical software packages.

All of the beginning material on the calculus of variations is covered in the book, and its application to Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanics, elasticity, quantum mechanics, and electrostatics. Describing himself then as an idealistic year-old, cariations came up with the idea that he could do more for humanity and humanity’s problems as a working man than as a physicist, and so went to work for some months in as a seaman on two merchant ships.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Merchant Marine with a PhD in physics. Don’t have a Kindle? Transformation of the laplacian 3. The range of topics considered may be determined at a glance in the table of contents. The author begins slowly, introducing the reader to the calculus of variations, and supplying lists of essential formulae and derivations.

This book by Robert Weinstock was written to fill the need for a basic introduction to the calculus of variations. Bending of a rectangular plate by couples 8. Physicists and engineers who find variational methods evasive at times will find this book particularly helpful. Eduardo rated it really liked it Feb 15, Calculus of Variations by Robert Weinstock. Book ratings by Goodreads.

Laguerre polynomials, Bessel functions Chapter 9. The material of the first seven chapters with selected topics from the later chapters has been used several times as the subject matter of a week course in the Mathematics Department at Stanford University. The clarity of the author’s presentation in this book is outstanding, and, most importantly, he assigns challenging exercises to test the readers understanding of the subject. The Best Books of This book is now a classic, and has been the standard reference and textbook for variational calculus since its first date of publication.

Calculus of Variations

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Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Weinstock does not discuss extremals with cusps, neither he deals with sufficiency conditions for an extremum.

Calculus of Variations

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