[ TM1WGVOVARI ] VL Calculus of variation





Workload 
Education level 
Study areas 
Responsible person 
Hours per week 
Coordinating university 
3 ECTS 
B3  Bachelor's programme 3. year 
Mathematics 
Paul Müller 
2 hpw 
Johannes Kepler University Linz 



Detailed information 
Original study plan 
Bachelor's programme Technical Mathematics 2009W 
Objectives 
Mastering of the central techniques concerning
the direct methods of calculus of Variations and
critical point methods. Applications to (systems of) Euler Lagrange
Equations ( linear or non linear)

Subject 
Euler Lagrange Equations
Variational Integrals
Weak lower semicontinuity
Existence of weak solutions
Minimization with Constraints
Moutain Pass theorem,
Palais Smale conditions
Polyconvexity and non linear elasticity

Criteria for evaluation 
exam

Methods 
Real and Functionalanalysis
Geometric Measure Theory

Language 
German 
Study material 
Mueller/Pönitz Skriptum Variationsrechnung M. Struwe, Variational Methods L. Evans, PDE.

Changing subject? 
No 



Onsite course 
Maximum number of participants 
 
Assignment procedure 
Direct assignment 
