MCS 311 Calculus of Variations

Instructor : Assist. Prof. Dr. Özlem DEFTERLÄ°

Office :  R220 (Main Campus)

E-mail: defterli@cankaya.edu.tr

Schedule: Tuesday: 15:20-17:20 (RB01), Thursday 11:20-12:20 (RB01)

Office hours: Tuesday 14:20-15:10, Wednesday: 11.20-12.10

Course Desscription: Lagrange multipliers, Maxima and minima, the first variation. The Euler-Lagrange equations. Constraints. Natural and boundary conditions.Transversality conditions. The Hamiltonian formulation.

Text Book : Bruce van Brut; The Calculus of Variations, Springer, 2004.

Evaluation: Midterm (35%) , Final (50%), Homeworks (15%)

Exam Dates:

Midterm: 25.04.2017, 15:20

Final: 24.05.2017, 10:00 ( RA-01)