On the application of dynamic programming to a class of implicit variational problems.

by Richard Ernest Bellman, John M. Richardson

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An illustration of the applicability of the functional-equation technique of dynamic programming to the computational solution of implicit variational problems. Questions of this type arise in connection with the problem of landing a rocket on the moon, or on another planet, with minimum terminal velocity, and in connection with problems involving minimum miss-distance. 18 pp.

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