Preprint 2002-043

On the Optimization of a Conservation Law

Rinaldo M. Colombo and Alessandro Groli

Abstract: Consider the Cauchy problem for a conservation law and assume that an integral functional on its solution is defined. In this note we obtain an Euler-Lagrange equation for the stationary points of this functional. An application to the optimal management of traffic flows is considered.

Available as PostScript (256 Kbytes) or gzipped PostScript (90 Kbytes; uncompress using gunzip).
Rinaldo M. Colombo, <>
Alessandro Groli, <>
Publishing information:
Revised version submitted November 7 2002.
Submitted by:
<> July 24 2002.

[ 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | All Preprints | Preprint Server Homepage ]
© The copyright for the following documents lies with the authors. Copies of these documents made by electronic or mechanical means including information storage and retrieval systems, may only be employed for personal use.

Conservation Laws Preprint Server <>
Last modified: Wed Nov 13 08:49:28 MET 2002