Optimization Letters

, Volume 6, Issue 8, pp 1657–1669 | Cite as

Minimization of vectors of curvilinear functionals on the second order jet bundle: sufficient efficiency conditions

Original Paper


Strongly motivated by its possible applications in Mechanics, in our previous work (Pitea and Postolache (Optim. Lett. doi:10.1007/s11590-010-0272-0, 2011)), we initiated an optimization theory for the second order jet bundle. We considered the problem of minimization of vectors of curvilinear functionals (well known as mechanical work), thought as multi-time multi-objective variational problems, subject to PDE and/or PDI constraints. Within this framework, we introduced necessary conditions. As natural continuation of our results in Pitea and Postolache (Optim. Lett. doi:10.1007/s11590-010-0272-0, 2011), the present work introduces a study of sufficient efficiency conditions. While the background in Sect. 2 is introductory, the theory in Sect. 3 is new as a whole, containing our results.


Lagrange 1-form density Multi-objective variational problem Quasiinvexity Efficiency 

Mathematics Subject Classification (2000)

49J35 58E17 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Applied SciencesUniversity “Politehnica” of BucharestBucharestRomania

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