Cover: Dynamic programming and the variation of Green's functions.

Dynamic programming and the variation of Green's functions.

Published 1957

by Richard Ernest Bellman, Howard A. Osborn

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An application of the functional equation technique of dynamic programming to the study of quadratic functionals whose Euler variational equations are linear self-adjoint partial differential equations of the second order. A first consequence is the classical Hadamard variational formula for the Green's function of a region. Some extensions are indicated.

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