MATH 5451: Calculus of Variations and Tensor Calculus
Euler-Lagrange equations, Hamilton's Principle, Lagrangian mechanics, Hamiltonian dynamics, Hamilton-Jacobi integration theory of dynamical systems, direct methods, tensor calculus, curvature and geometry of continuum mechanics. Prereq: 2415.xx (415) and 2568 (568 or 572). Not open to students with credit for 701.
Semesters Taught: Autumn (odd numbered years)