Part of RAND's continuing study of means for exploiting the capabilities of modern computing machines in solving problems of technology and physics. When first stated mathematically, many problems in physics and technology are too difficult to be handled directly by a computing machine. This is particularly true of a number of problems in mathematical physics and in automatic control of a kind termed nonlinear boundary value problems. This memorandum discusses the analytical aspects of such problems, as well as a very efficient computational procedure that permits full use of digital computing machines in the resolution of such problems.
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