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Calculus of variations

Variation subject to constraint

Sturm Liouville theory

Green functions

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In summary, the person is looking for textbook suggestions for a course on calculus of variations and Sturm Liouville theory, with a preference for books that include questions and solutions. They mention the subtopics of the course as calculus of variations, variation subject to constraint, Sturm Liouville theory, and Green functions. Two recommended books are "Calculus of Variations" by R. Weinstock and "Green's Functions" by George Greenberg, with the latter being highly praised for its approachability and clarity. Another potential resource is "Boundary and Eigenvalue Problems in Mathematical Physics" by Hans Sagan.

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Calculus of variations

Variation subject to constraint

Sturm Liouville theory

Green functions

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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JKIJKAE/?tag=pfamazon01-20

For green‘s functions

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0486797961/?tag=pfamazon01-20

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Thank you!caz said:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JKIJKAE/?tag=pfamazon01-20

For green‘s functions

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0486797961/?tag=pfamazon01-20

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Boundary and Eigenvalue Problems in Mathematical Physics (Dover Books on Physics): Sagan, Hans: 9780486661322: Amazon.com: Books

although I haven't looked at it in 20 years. It starts with the calculus of variations, then uses it as the framework to discuss boundary value problems. You can view the table of contents here

Boundary and Eigenvalue Problems in Mathematical Physics (eBook) (doverpublications.com)

I also agree with caz that the Green's function book by Greenberg is very good - it is one of the most approachable introductions to the subject. I have looked at several of Greenberg's books and they are all good. He doesn't try to impress the reader with extra rigor or cleverness, but instead tries to explain things in a way that is easy for non-mathematicians to understand.

jason

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