Accession Number : AD0611586

Title :   ON THE USE OF VARIATIONAL PRINCIPLES FOR THE SOLUTION OF LINEAR INITIAL-VALUE PROBLEMS,

Corporate Author : BROWN UNIV PROVIDENCE R I DIV OF APPLIED MATHEMATICS

Personal Author(s) : Leitman,Marshall J. ; Gurtin,Morton E.

Report Date : DEC 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : The objective was to investigate the usefulness of variational principles in generating sequences of approximate solutions. The problems under investigation included one of heat conduction and one of wave propagation. The approximate results obtained are compared with well known exact solutions.

Descriptors :   (*BOUNDARY VALUE PROBLEMS, CALCULUS OF VARIATIONS), (*CALCULUS OF VARIATIONS, BOUNDARY VALUE PROBLEMS), (*THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY, BOUNDARY VALUE PROBLEMS), NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS, INTEGRAL TRANSFORMS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE