ESP Biography
YOGESHWAR VELINGKER, MIT sophomore studying Mathematics and Physics
Major: 18 College/Employer: MIT Year of Graduation: 2021 

Brief Biographical Sketch:
Not Available. Past Classes(Clicking a class title will bring you to the course's section of the corresponding course catalog)M12568: Calculus of Variations in Splash 2018 (Nov. 17  18, 2018)
Many problems in physics and elsewhere demand finding the path that minimize a certain quantity. For example, given two end points, we might want a bead to slide along a path between the two points in the shortest amount of time. The problem of finding this path is called the brachistochrone problem. In this class we'll discuss the calculus of variations, which allows us to solve such problems. We'll discuss Lagrangian mechanics (a reformulation of classical mechanics), and solve the brachistochrone problem.
