A History of the Progress of the Calculus of Variations during the Nineteenth Century
by Isaac Todhunter
Publisher: Adamant Media Corporation 2005
Number of pages: 549
The book traces the progress of the Calculus of Variations during the nineteenth century: Lagrange and and Lacroix, Dirksen and Ohm, Gauss, Poisson, Ostrogradsky, Delaunay, Sarrus, Cauchy, Legendre, Brunacci, and Jacobi.
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