Dynamic Programming and the Variational Solution of the Thomas-Fermi Equation.

by Richard Ernest Bellman

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A numerical technique for integrating nonlinear differential equations satisfying two-point boundary conditions which arise from variational problems. The theory of dynamic programming is applied to the minimization problem considered, and two approaches are given. However, the computational results are not presented.

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