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Variational Calculus MATH 470 (3)

Procedures of Euler, Lagrange and Hamilton. Extremum problems, stationary values of integrals. Canonical equations of motion, phase space, Lagrangian and Poisson brackets. Prerequisite: MATH 310 and one of MATH 314, 320, 322, PHYS 384, all with a minimum grade of C-. An alternative to the above prerequisite is both of MATH 254 and MATH 310, both with grades of at least A-. Quantitative.