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By L.A. Pars

This transparent, rigorous advent to the calculus of diversifications covers functions to geometry, dynamics, and physics. Focusing upon issues of one self reliant variable, the textual content connects the summary conception to its use in concrete difficulties. It bargains a operating wisdom of proper ideas, plus an impetus for extra study.
Starting with an summary of primary difficulties and theories, the textual content advances to illustrative examples and examinations of variable end-points and the basic sufficiency theorem. next chapters discover the isoperimetrical challenge, curves in house, the matter of Lagrange, and the parametric challenge. the ultimate bankruptcy is dedicated to a number of integrals, with a selected concentrate on Dirichlet's precept. appropriate for complex undergraduate and graduate scholars, this article calls for a historical past in mathematical analysis.

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