Variational Methods for Engineers with Matlab (PDF) is issued from 30 years’ experience on the presentation of variational methods to successive generations of researchers and students in Engineering. It gives a comprehensive, instructional, and engineer-oriented presentation of the foundations of variational methods and of their application in numerical problems of Engineering. Particular applications to nonlinear and linear systems of equations, optimization, differential equations, and control are presented. MATLAB programs illustrate the application and make the book suitable as a textbook and for self-study.
The growth of knowledge, of the engineering studies and of the society, in general, has led to a shift of focus from students and researchers. New generations of students and researchers do not have similar relations to mathematics as the previous ones. In the specific case of Variational Methods, the presentations used in the past are not customized to the previous knowledge, the language, and the centers of interest of the new generations. Since these methods remain a core knowledge – thus essential – in many fields (Physics, Economics, Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Image analysis …), a new presentation is important in order to address variational methods to the actual context.
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