6. Two solved problems.

Example 10: Find the extremal to the functional

Solution: Here we have

This implies that

and Euler’s equation therefore becomes

Two integrations give

With the boun dary conditions inserted the solution becomes

<>Example 11: (Compare example 4.) Find the extremal to the functional


Solution: The lagrangian is

and Euler’s equation thus becomes

If we solve fory  we get


With the boundary conditions inserted we then get