Mathematics Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for people studying math at any level and professionals in related fields. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Differential equations in itself is a very complex topic. I read this article on a website that we can apply differential equations to optics and something like brachistochrone problem. What is this brachistochrone problem?

share|cite|improve this question
    
Google is your friend. Also, you should read about the Eikonal Equation – Pragabhava Nov 8 '12 at 7:10
    
You are aware of Maxwell's equations, by any chance? – J. M. Nov 8 '12 at 7:14

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.