Calculus of Variations

  • Lev Kantorovich
Part of the Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics book series (ULNP)


Often in many problems which are encountered in practice, one needs to find a minimum (or a maximum) of a function f(x) with respect to its variable x, i.e., the point x0 where the value of the function is the smallest (largest) within a certain interval a ≤ x ≤ b.


Wave Function Lagrange Multiplier Auxiliary Function Lagrange Equation Total Derivative 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lev Kantorovich
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  1. 1.Physics Department School of Natural and Mathematical SciencesKing’s College London, The StrandLondonUK

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