# Download PDF by Herman. H. Goldstine: A History of the Calculus of Variations from the 17th

By Herman. H. Goldstine

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The calculus of adaptations is a topic whose starting will be accurately dated. it would be acknowledged to start in the mean time that Euler coined the identify calculus of adaptations yet this can be, in fact, no longer the genuine second of inception of the topic. it'll no longer were unreasonable if I had long past again to the set of isoperimetric difficulties thought of by means of Greek mathemati cians similar to Zenodorus (c. 2 hundred B. C. ) and preserved through Pappus (c. three hundred A. D. ). i have never performed this considering the fact that those difficulties have been solved by way of geometric ability. as a substitute i've got arbitrarily selected firstly Fermat's stylish precept of least time. He used this precept in 1662 to teach how a gentle ray was once refracted on the interface among optical media of alternative densities. This research of Fermat turns out to me particularly acceptable as a kick off point: He used the equipment of the calculus to reduce the time of passage cif a gentle ray in the course of the media, and his process used to be tailored by means of John Bernoulli to resolve the brachystochrone challenge. there were numerous different histories of the topic, yet they're now hopelessly archaic. One via Robert Woodhouse seemed in 1810 and one other by means of Isaac Todhunter in 1861.

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22. At the arbitrary point C on the minimizing arc he has drawn HF through C perpendicular to AH, the ordinate of C. The point D is "near to" C and CE = EF; EJ is parallel to AH and FD; Lon EJ is such that LG is the differential of EG; and EFDJ is a parallelogram. Since the arc CGD is the minimizing arc through C and D, then as we saw earlier (on p. 21), tCG + tGD = tCL + tLD, where, for instance, tCG means the time to descend from C to G along the arc CG (this equality is good through terms that are to be retained in the limit), and so tCG - tCL = tLD - tGD.

20 l. Fermat, Newton, Leibniz, and the Bernoullis may see by recalling that the resistance is proportional to y cos 2 (), where y is the altitude BG or MN and () is the angle made with the line CB by the normal to the curve. Hence the resistances are proportional to BG cos 2 (} = BG sin 2 gGh = BG· hg 2/ Gg 2 and to MN sin 2 nNo = MN· on 2/ Nn 2 = MN· hg 2/ Nn 2 since on = hg. " He then calculates that p = Gg 2 = Bb 2 + gh2 = S2 - 2sx + x 2 + c 2, q = nN 2 = on 2 + oN 2 = c 2 + S2 + 2sx + x 2 and that p = - 2sx + 2xx, q = 2sx + 2xx.

19. 30) and the value of LO we calculated earlier (on p. 41). Thus it follows that (AP . GK)I/2 = CM + LO = arc GL, as Bernoulli asserted. ,,(a) cuts the family of cycloids through the point A : (Xl' Yl) at the points for which the time of fall is a constant T, let us suppose that the points of intersection are given by c:P = c:p(a). / d~ = (a1J/aa)/(a~/aa). It is easy to see that Cc:p - sinc:p) + aCI - cosC:P)C:Pa d~= (l-cosc:p)+asinc:p·c:pa fir! This must be the negative reciprocal of dy / dx, the slope of the cycloid.

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