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Papers on Calculus of Variations

  1. Feb 11, 2015 #1
    I want to give a talk related to calculus of variations. Does anyone know any fun/interesting papers that are somewhat simple to understand?
    Could be anything related to calculus of variations, including Lagrangian/Hamiltonian mechanics.
    I'm having really bad luck in my search, been trying all afternoon. I find good books, but not good papers. Thanks for the help!
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  3. Feb 12, 2015 #2


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    Don't know any papers but there are Physics texts that give elementary explanations and examples- non heavy math.
    Feyynmann's Lectures Book 2.
    Black Holes describes the principle of maximal time.
  4. Feb 12, 2015 #3
    I want a paper.
    Thanks though
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