Accession Number : AD0403592

Title :   SOME DIFFERENTIAL-GEOMETRIC ASPECTS OF THE LAGRANGE VARIATIONAL PROBLEM,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Personal Author(s) : Hermann,Robert

Report Date : 25 MAY 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : Results relating the classical theory of the Lagrange problem to topics of current interest in differential geometry are presented. A reformulation of the classical theory in dif ferential-geometric language, guided especially by E. Cartan's treatment of the ordinary varia tional problem, is sketched. (Author)

Descriptors :   *DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY, PARTIAL, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, ALGEBRAIC TOPOLOGY, TRANSFORMATIONS (MATHE, VECTOR ANALYSIS, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), THEORY.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE