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Geared toward advanced undergraduate and graduate engineering students, this text introduces the theory and applications of optimal control. It serves as a bridge to the technical literature, enabling students to evaluate the implications of theoretical control work, and to judge the merits of papers on the subject.

Rather than presenting an exhaustive treatise, Optimal Control offers a detailed introduction that fosters careful thinking and disciplined intuition. It develops the basic mathematical background, with a coherent formulation of the control problem and discussions of the necessary conditions for optimality based on the maximum principle of Pontryagin. In-depth examinations cover applications of the theory to minimum time, minimum fuel, and to quadratic criteria problems. The structure, properties, and engineering realizations of several optimal feedback control systems also receive attention.

Special features include numerous specific problems, carried through to engineering realization in block diagram form. The text treats almost all current examples of control problems that permit analytic solutions, and its unified approach makes frequent use of geometric ideas to encourage students' intuition.

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Geared toward advanced undergraduates and graduate engineering students, this text introduces the theory and applications of optimal control and serves as a bridge to the technical literature. 1963 edition.

Synopsis:

Geared toward advanced undergraduates and graduate engineering students, this text introduces the theory and applications of optimal control and serves as a bridge to the technical literature. 1963 edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486453286
Author:
Athans, Michael
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Falb, Peter L.
Author:
Engineering
Subject:
Engineering - General
Subject:
Robotics
Subject:
Automation
Subject:
Automatic control
Subject:
Science Reference-Technology
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Books on Engineering
Publication Date:
20061231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
894
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 2.43 lb

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