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

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

Published 1959

by Richard Ernest Bellman, John M. Richardson

Purchase Print Copy

 Format Price
Add to Cart Paperback18 pages $20.00

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.

This report is part of the RAND research memorandum series. The Research Memorandum was a product of RAND from 1948 to 1973 that represented working papers meant to report current results of RAND research to appropriate audiences.

This document and trademark(s) contained herein are protected by law. This representation of RAND intellectual property is provided for noncommercial use only. Unauthorized posting of this publication online is prohibited; linking directly to this product page is encouraged. Permission is required from RAND to reproduce, or reuse in another form, any of its research documents for commercial purposes. For information on reprint and reuse permissions, please visit www.rand.org/pubs/permissions.

RAND is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.