Basic Concepts of the Calculus of Variation

  • G. Lebon
  • P. Perzyna
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 262)


Let u(x) be a continuously differentiable function of the independent real variable x defined on the interval x2 ≤ x ≤ x1 Denote by ux its first order derivative.


Basic Concept Variational Principle Trial Function Weighted Residual Natural Boundary Condition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Lebon
    • 1
  • P. Perzyna
    • 2
  1. 1.University of LiegeBelgium
  2. 2.Polish Academy of SciencesPoland

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