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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 7, Issue 2, Pages 177-203

Sufficient conditions for Lagrange, Mayer, and Bolza optimization problems

CIMAT, A.P. 402, 36000 Guanajuato, GTO, Mexico

Received 7 February 2000

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The Maximum Principle [2,13] is a well known necessary condition for optimality. This condition, generally, is not sufficient. In [3], the author proved that if there exists regular synthesis of trajectories, the Maximum Principle also is a sufficient condition for time-optimality. In this article, we generalize this result for Lagrange, Mayer, and Bolza optimization problems.