A problem in the optimal control of a nuclear rocket requires the minimization of a functional subject to an integral equation constraint and an integrodifferential inequality constraint. A theorem giving first-order necessary conditions is derived for this problem in the form of a multiplier rule. The existence of multipliers and the arbitrariness of certain variations is shown. The fundamental lemma of the calculus of variations is applied. A simple example demonstrates the applicability of the theorem.
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