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Published by Heinemann in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Calculus of variations

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Edition Notes

Statementby L.A. Pars
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 350 p. :
Number of Pages350
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16315766M

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