Accession Number : AD0604613

Title :   DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING AND A NEW FORMALISM IN THE CALCULUS OF VARIATIONS I,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Bellman,Richard

Report Date : 15 NOV 1954

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : Various problems in the calculus of variations are considered as continuous decision processes. It is shown that the methods of the theory of dynamic programming may be utilized to yield functional equations of a new type and successive approximations of monotone type to the solutions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING, CALCULUS OF VARIATIONS), (*CALCULUS OF VARIATIONS, DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING), DECISION THEORY, FUNCTIONS(MATHEMATICS), EQUATIONS, POWER SERIES, INTEGRALS, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, SEQUENCES(MATHEMATICS), OPTIMIZATION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE