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41) for some number λ > 0. 40), again because we are in an infinite-dimensional space. ) The second step is to modify the definitions of the first and second variations by explicitly requiring that the higher-order terms decay uniformly with respect to η . 37). 38): J(y + η) = J(y) + δJ|y (η) + δ 2 J y (η) + o( η 2 ). 41) hold, we could easily prove optimality by noting that |o( η 2 )| < λ η 2 when η is small enough. 38), we do not have a general second-order sufficient condition for optimality.

It lives in the tangent space to D at x∗ , which is denoted by Tx∗ D. ) We want to have a more explicit characterization of the tangent space Tx∗ D, which will help us understand it better. 18), and since the points x(α) lie in D by construction, we must have hi (x(α)) = 0 for all α and all i ∈ {1, . . , m}. Differentiating this formula gives 0= d hi (x(α)) = ∇hi (x(α)) · x (α), dα i = 1, . . 4: A tangent vector for all α (close enough to 0). Setting α = 0 and remembering that x(0) = x ∗ , we obtain d hi (x(α)) = ∇hi (x∗ ) · x (0), i = 1, .

The problems of light reflection and refraction are mentioned here mainly for historical reasons, and we do not proceed to mathematically formalize them. 3). What will be the cvoc-formatted August 24, 2011 7x10 29 CALCULUS OF VARIATIONS shape of this chain? This question was posed by Galileo in the 1630s, and he claimed—incorrectly—that the solution is a parabola. 3: A catenary Mathematically, the chain is described by a continuous function y : [a, b] → [0, ∞), and the two suspension points are specified by endpoint constraints of the form y(a) = y0 , y(b) = y1 .

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