#### DOCUMENTA MATHEMATICA,
Vol. Extra Volume: Optimization Stories (2012), 345-356

** Hans Josef Pesch **
The Princess and Infinite-Dimensional Optimization

Traces of infinite-dimensional optimization can be sourced to ancient Greek
mathematics. According to a legend the knowledge about the solution of
such kind of problems helped on the foundation of Carthage, and today's
new subfields of infinite-dimensional optimization such as optimal control,
shape or topology optimization are indispensable in propelling present
and future technological developments.

2010 Mathematics Subject Classification: 00A05, 01A20, 01A45, 49-03, 49J27

Keywords and Phrases: Ancient Greek mathematics, infinite-dimensional optimization, calculus
of variations, optimal control, shape optimization

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