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Variation Problems for a Symmetrical Region

Nature volume 131, page 472 (01 April 1933) | Download Citation

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IN a review in NATURE1 it is stated that the equation of conduction of heat can be regarded only as a limiting case of an equation arising in the calculus of variations. A successful attempt has been made, however, to derive the equation directly from a variation problem of an unusual type.

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    NATURE, 129, 850, June 11, 1932.

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    • H. BATEMAN

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