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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Technical Information Service, distributor in [Washington, DC], [Springfield, Va .
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Other titlesParametrized variational principles.
StatementCarlos A. Felippa and Carmelo Militello.
SeriesNASA contractor report -- 189064., NASA contractor report -- NASA CR-189064.
ContributionsMilitello, Carmelo., United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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Pagination1 v.
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Open LibraryOL15372845M

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