Geometrical methods in variational problems

by N. A. Bobylev

Publisher: Kluwer Academic in Dordrecht, Boston

Written in English
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [507]-532) and index.

Statementby N.A. Bobylev, S.V. Emelʼyanov, and S.K. Korovin ; [translated from the Russian by S.A. Vakhrameev].
SeriesMathematics and its applications -- v. 485, Mathematics and its applications (Kluwer Academic Publishers) -- v. 485.
ContributionsEmelʹi︠a︡nov, Stanislav Vasilʹevich., Korovin, S. K., 1945-
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LC ClassificationsQA316 .B69 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 539 p. ;
Number of Pages539
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Open LibraryOL21800984M
ISBN 100792357809
LC Control Number99015353

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