16.346 | Fall 2008 | Graduate


Lecture Notes

The Calculus of Variations and Lunar Landing Guidance


Lecture notes on the brachistochrone problem, deriving Euler’s equation, a special case of Euler’s equation, solution of the brachistochrone problem, terminal state vector control, and lunar-landing guidance for Apollo missions.

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Lecture Notes

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Fall 2008
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Lecture Notes
Problem Sets with Solutions