Calculus of Variations and Harmonic Maps (Translations of by Hajime Urakawa

By Hajime Urakawa

This e-book offers a large view of the calculus of diversifications because it performs a necessary position in a variety of components of arithmetic and technology. Containing many examples, open difficulties, and workouts with entire suggestions, the publication will be compatible as a textual content for graduate classes in differential geometry, partial differential equations, and variational equipment. the 1st a part of the e-book is dedicated to explaining the suggestion of (infinite-dimensional) manifolds and comprises many examples. An creation to Morse conception of Banach manifolds is equipped, besides an evidence of the lifestyles of minimizing features lower than the Palais-Smale . the second one half, that could be learn independently of the 1st, provides the speculation of harmonic maps, with a cautious calculation of the 1st and moment adaptations of the strength. a number of functions of the second one edition and class theories of harmonic maps are given.

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By definition, a) aV grad V(x) =aV aI , aV ax2 ' 19x3 ' so (1) can be written as d (macj)+X -0, i=1,2,3. (1') Moreover, putting F := -grad V(x), called a field of conservation potential, (1) is also written as F=mx, (1") which is the famous formula in classical physics. Euler and Lagrange reformulated this into the following form (which is the origin of the method of variations). Consider a function on R3 x R3 , called a Lagrange function, given by L(x, i) := Z 11X112 - V(x), (x, x) E R3 x R3.

13) IIf(p + x) - f(p)II <- IIT(x)II + IIf(p + x) - f(p) - T(x)II - 0. The following facts can be seen by definition, their proofs are left to the readers. 14) If f is differentiable at p, and p E V C U open subsets, then the restriction g = fIv , of f to V is differentiable at p and dfp = dgp . 15) If f : U -+ F is constant, then f is differentiable at any p and fp = 0. 16) If T : E - F is a bounded linear mapping, p E U c E, an open set, and f = TL the restriction to U, then f is differentiable at p and dfp=T.

Dk-IfP(v, ... 29) Mlkv II REMARK. , if x, y E V then 1X+(1 - t)y E V. for each t with 0<1<- 1. For m < k , let Rm(x) . o (m - 1)! d fp+,(X-P)dt. Then Rm(x) E Ln(E; F) and V 3 x -+ Rm(x) E L'"(E; F) is a C"-k mapping called the remainder term. 4. The inverse function theorem. Let E, F be Banach spaces, and let U C E, V C F, be open subsets, respectively. V and f-':V-'U are Ck. 30). Let E, F be Banach spaces, and let U C E, V C F, be open subsets, respectively. Let f : U -' V be a Ck mapping. Assume that at p E U, dfP : E --+ F is a linear isomorphism.

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