Students are given the opportunity to strengthen their understanding of the course material by working out weekly exercise problems.

Subject

The calculus of variations provides existence of solutions to the class of Euler Lagrange equations which are typically nonlinear equations of divergence type. The methods covered in this course include: Dirichlet principle, Lagrangians, coercivity, convexity, existence of minimizers, critical point methods, mountain pass theorems, Palais-Smale conditions.

Criteria for evaluation

Presentation of solutions to exercise problems.

Language

English and French

Changing subject?

No

Further information

Until term 2022S known as: TM1WGUEVARI UE Calculus of variation