Excellent, clear, concise. Fills in the large mathematical gaps that are always ignored in courses on Lagrangian mechanics.Published 4 months ago by Jess R.
Gelfand and Fomin wrote a wonderfully clear, rigorous, and concise introduction to the calculus of variations, and it requires little more than a calculus and analysis background... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Brian Jo
This book is quite thorough in that it contains much of the relevant information. I recommend finding additional references to understand some of the unique topics.Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is the best book in calculus of variations. Really need a introductory course on real analysis to understand the proofs. As usual the russians write the best math books.Published 14 months ago by Pedro Pontes
Although I think this text is very good I found it hard to follow for someone who doesn't actually have a mathematics degree. Read morePublished 14 months ago by MSE fanatic
Excellent text on Calculus. Dr Gelfand is one of the greatest teacher who has a knack for explaining and teaching in the most simplest way to understandPublished 16 months ago by diligentreader
This book is absolutely fantastic, easily the best Dover book I have bought. The derivations are very clear and, if not easy to understand, than at least understandable. Read morePublished 17 months ago by John
I went into this with only a background in (theoretical) linear algebra (no differential equations or real analysis) and I was pleasantly surprised that I could follow almost... Read morePublished 18 months ago by tmchale