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Rod
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Re: What is EulerLagrange equation for this form?
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Jun 9, 2012 8:57 AM


"MBALOVER" <mbalover9@gmail.com> wrote in message news:7715bb0771034e068dfdcdb20e11b024@x6g2000pbh.googlegroups.com... > Hi all, > > I am not a math student. I am a software engineer and I am trying to > program an algorithm which tries to solve an optimization problem. So > please do not think this is a question about homework. > > I already looked at many Calculus of Variations textbooks and only > find the EulerLagrange equations for this form: E = Integral > f(x,y,x',y',s)ds where x and y are functions of the independent > variable s. x', y' are 1st derivatives of x and y. E is the cost > function to minimize. > > However my cost function has the form > > E = Integral f(x,y,x',y', x'', y'' ,s)ds. where x'' and y'' are 2nd > dertivatives > > Could you please let me know what are the EulerLagrange equations for > my cost function? Or please point me a book that helps to derive the E > L equation of my form? Or at least some hints how to derive the EL > equation for this integral. > > Thank you. >
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euler%E2%80%93Lagrange_equation
under the heading "Single function of two variables with higher derivatives"



