Some Aspects of the Relationship of Dynamic Programming to the Calculus of Variations.

by Stuart E. Dreyfus

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A survey of three aspects of dynamic programming: (1) salient features of the dynamic programming approach to a problem, relating the formalism to more classical techniques; (2) research in one area of current dynamic programming, mathematical rigorization of the results, and extension of its domain of proven applicability; and (3) an illustration of the geometric and intuitive attributes of the dynamic programming formalism. 14 pp.

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