Credit Hours:3.0 Lecture Contact Hours:3 Lab Contact Hours: 0Prerequisite: MATH 4331 and MATH 4377, or consent of instructor.
Constrained and unconstrained finite dimensional nonlinear programming, optimization and Euler-Lagrange equations, duality, and numerical methods. Optimization in Hilbert spaces and variational problems. Euler-Lagrange equations and theory of the second variation. Application to integral and differential equations.