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A Note on Dynamic Programming and Perturbation Theory.

by Richard Ernest Bellman

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The solution of nonlinear differential equations by the use of dynamic-programming theory. Instead of applying the usual perturbation approach to solve nonlinear differential equations of a particular form, the author uses the technique of dynamic programming to derive a new type of perturbation expansion. The method can be applied to systems of differential equations that arise as the Euler equations of variational problems. 12 pp

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