Introduction to Optimal Control Theory

Introduction to Optimal Control Theory

1995-05-09 | ISBN: 038790624X, 1461256739 | PDF | 168 Pages | 3.57 MB

This monograph is an introduction to optimal control theory for systems governed by vector ordinary differential equations. It is not intended as a state-of-the-art handbook for researchers. We have tried to keep two types of reader in mind: (1) mathematicians, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates in mathematics who want a concise introduction to a field which contains nontrivial interesting applications of mathematics (for example, weak convergence, convexity, and the theory of ordinary differential equations); (2) economists, applied scientists, and engineers who want to understand some of the mathematical foundations. of optimal control theory. In general, we have emphasized motivation and explanation, avoiding the "definition-axiom-theorem-proof" approach. We make use of a large number of examples, especially one simple canonical example which we carry through the entire book. In proving theorems, we often just prove the simplest case, then state the more general results which can be proved. Many of the more difficult topics are discussed in the "Notes" sections at the end of chapters and several major proofs are in the Appendices. We feel that a solid understanding of basic facts is best attained by at first avoiding excessive generality. We have not tried to give an exhaustive list of references, preferring to refer the reader to existing books or papers with extensive bibliographies. References are given by author's name and the year of publication, e.g., Waltman [1974].


[Fast Download] Introduction to Optimal Control Theory

Ebooks related to "Introduction to Optimal Control Theory" :
Introduction to Mathematical Systems Theory: A Behavioral Approach
Mathematics, Computer Science and Logic - A Never Ending Story: The Bruno Buchberger Festschrift
A Classical Introduction to Modern Number Theory, 2nd edition
Measure and Integral: Volume 1
The Economic Singularity: Artificial intelligence and the Death of Capitalism
An Introduction to Markov Processes
Navier-Stokes-Fourier Equations: A Rational Asymptotic Modelling Point of View
Discontinuous Control Systems: Frequency-Domain Analysis and Design
Random Effect and Latent Variable Model Selection
Ozone Reaction Kinetics for Water and Wastewater Systems
Copyright Disclaimer:
This site does not store any files on its server. We only index and link to content provided by other sites. Please contact the content providers to delete copyright contents if any and email us, we'll remove relevant links or contents immediately.