**Variational Modelling: Energies, gradient flows, and large deviations**

by Mark A. Peletier

**Publisher**: arXiv 2014**Number of pages**: 64

**Description**:

The notes describe the methodology called Variational Modelling, and focus on the application to the modelling of gradient-flow systems. I describe the methodology itself in great detail, and explain why this is a rational modelling route.

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