Calculate the variational derivative at the point y0 of the quadratic functional J(y) = integ(a->b) integ(a->b) [k(s,t)y(s)y(t) dsdt]

how do i do this??? it was on a past test

a starting point or any help would be great

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- Feb 5th 2008, 08:29 PMjenny01variational derivative of quadratic functional
Calculate the variational derivative at the point y0 of the quadratic functional J(y) = integ(a->b) integ(a->b) [k(s,t)y(s)y(t) dsdt]

how do i do this??? it was on a past test

a starting point or any help would be great - Feb 6th 2008, 04:25 AMcolby2152
- Feb 6th 2008, 07:30 AMThePerfectHacker
No. This is a Calculus of variations problem.

- Feb 6th 2008, 08:08 AMjenny01
how do i go about starting this problem?