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SIAM Chapter Seminar
Robert Simione Carnegie Melllon University Title: An Optimiality Condition: Introduction to the EulerLagrange equation. Abstract: This talk is an introduction to the EulerLagrange equation, which is a tool used in many optimization problems. The goal is to go from one "state" to another in an "optimal way", such as finding the path with the smallest length between two points. Starting from basic calculus we will develop some surprisingly powerful tools to optimize costs such as distances, internal energy, and bounding areas. Date: Thursday, September 25, 2014 Time: 5:30 pm Location: Wean Hall 8220 