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## Gamma-Convergence for Beginners

*Andrea Braides*

- Published in print:
- 2002
- Published Online:
- September 2007
- ISBN:
- 9780198507840
- eISBN:
- 9780191709890
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507840.001.0001
- Subject:
- Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

This book introduces the main concepts of the theory of De Giorgi's Gamma-convergence and gives a description of its main applications to the study of asymptotic variational problems. The content is ... More

## The Calculus of Variations

*Oliver Johns*

### in Analytical Mechanics for Relativity and Quantum Mechanics

- Published in print:
- 2005
- Published Online:
- January 2010
- ISBN:
- 9780198567264
- eISBN:
- 9780191717987
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567264.003.0005
- Subject:
- Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter introduces the calculus of variations in the context of the finite-dimensional configuration space discussed previously. The calculus of variations is concerned with the comparison of ... More

## NON-PARAMETRIC IMAGE REGISTRATION

*Jan Modersitzki*

### in Numerical Methods for Image Registration

- Published in print:
- 2003
- Published Online:
- September 2007
- ISBN:
- 9780198528418
- eISBN:
- 9780191713583
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528418.003.0008
- Subject:
- Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

This chapter introduces non-parametric registrations. The idea behind this type of registration is to come up with an appropriate measure both for the similarity as well as for the likelihood of a ... More

## The Calculus of Variations

*Oliver Davis Johns*

### in Analytical Mechanics for Relativity and Quantum Mechanics

- Published in print:
- 2011
- Published Online:
- December 2013
- ISBN:
- 9780191001628
- eISBN:
- 9780191775161
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780191001628.003.0005
- Subject:
- Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter introduces the calculus of variations in the context of finite-dimensional configuration spaces. Mastery of this relatively simple form of the theory will provide the background required ... More

## ELASTIC REGISTRATION

*Jan Modersitzki*

### in Numerical Methods for Image Registration

- Published in print:
- 2003
- Published Online:
- September 2007
- ISBN:
- 9780198528418
- eISBN:
- 9780191713583
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528418.003.0009
- Subject:
- Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

This chapter introduces elastic registration using the general framework introduced in Chapter 8. A physical motivation for this particular regularizer is given. The two images are viewed as two ... More

## Coming to Everyman

*Steven J. Osterlind*

### in The Error of Truth: How History and Mathematics Came Together to Form Our Character and Shape Our Worldview

- Published in print:
- 2019
- Published Online:
- January 2019
- ISBN:
- 9780198831600
- eISBN:
- 9780191869532
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/oso/9780198831600.003.0008
- Subject:
- Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

This chapter focuses on how quantification began to increase in the everyday life of ordinary people, who are represented in this chapter by the allegorical figure “Everyman” (from the ... More

## Principles of minimum potential energy and complementary energy

*Lallit Anand and Sanjay Govindjee*

### in Continuum Mechanics of Solids

- Published in print:
- 2020
- Published Online:
- September 2020
- ISBN:
- 9780198864721
- eISBN:
- 9780191896767
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/oso/9780198864721.003.0012
- Subject:
- Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

With the displacement field taken as the only fundamental unknown field in a mixed-boundary-value problem for linear elastostatics, the principle of minimum potential energy asserts that a potential ... More

## Mathematics and physics preliminaries: of hills and plains and other things

*Jennifer Coopersmith*

### in The Lazy Universe: An Introduction to the Principle of Least Action

- Published in print:
- 2017
- Published Online:
- June 2017
- ISBN:
- 9780198743040
- eISBN:
- 9780191802966
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/oso/9780198743040.003.0003
- Subject:
- Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, History of Physics

The link between mathematics and physics is explained, and how the concepts “coordinates,” “generalized coordinates,” “time,” and “space” have evolved, starting with Galileo. It is also shown that ... More

## Differential Equations

*Peter Mann*

### in Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Dynamics

- Published in print:
- 2018
- Published Online:
- August 2018
- ISBN:
- 9780198822370
- eISBN:
- 9780191861253
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/oso/9780198822370.003.0035
- Subject:
- Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter presents the general formulation of the calculus of variations as applied to mechanics, relativity and field theories. The calculus of variations is a common mathematical technique used ... More

## Absolute time

*George Jaroszkiewicz*

### in Images of Time: Mind, Science, Reality

- Published in print:
- 2016
- Published Online:
- January 2016
- ISBN:
- 9780198718062
- eISBN:
- 9780191787553
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718062.003.0014
- Subject:
- Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter discusses Newton’s concept of absolute time and its use in classical mechanics. It defines clocks and our freedom to change them, that is, reparametrization of time. The chapter goes on ... More

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