Quarterly of Applied Mathematics

Quarterly of Applied Mathematics

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The calculus of variations and materials science

Author: J. M. Ball
Journal: Quart. Appl. Math. 56 (1998), 719-740
MSC: Primary 49J10; Secondary 74B20, 74G65
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/qam/1668735
MathSciNet review: MR1668735
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Abstract: A review is given of the development and present state of the calculus of variations, starting from the problem of the brachistochrone, and emphasizing the current interaction with problems of materials science.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/qam/1668735
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