Synopses & Reviews
This book details the analysis of continuous- and discrete-time dynamical systems described by differential and difference equations respectively. Differential geometry provides the tools for this, such as first-integrals or orbital symmetries, together with normal forms of vector fields and of maps. A crucial point of the analysis is linearization by state immersion. The theory is developed for general nonlinear systems and specialized for the class of Hamiltonian systems. By using the strong geometric structure of Hamiltonian systems, the results proposed are stated in a different, less complex and more easily comprehensible manner. They are applied to physically motivated systems, to demonstrate how much insight into known properties is gained using these techniques. Various control systems applications of the techniques are characterized including: computation of the flow of nonlinear systems; computation of semi-invariants; computation of Lyapunov functions for stability analysis and observer design.
Synopsis
Symmetries and Semi-invariants in the Analysis of Nonlinear Systems details the analysis of continuous- and discrete-time dynamical systems described by differential and difference equations respectively. Differential geometry provides the essential tools for the analysis, tools such as first-integrals or orbital symmetries, together with normal forms of vector fields and of maps. The use of such tools allows the solution of some important problems, studied in detail in the text, which include
Synopsis
This volume details the analysis of continuous- and discrete-time dynamical systems described by differential and difference equations. The theory is developed for general nonlinear systems and specialized for the class of Hamiltonian systems.
Synopsis
Symmetries and Semi-invariants in the Analysis of Nonlinear Systems details the analysis of continuous- and discrete-time dynamical systems described by differential and difference equations respectively. Differential geometry provides the essential tools for the analysis, tools such as first-integrals or orbital symmetries, together with normal forms of vector fields and of maps. The use of such tools allows the solution of some important problems, studied in detail in the text, which include
About the Author
Antonio Tornambè is a professor and Laura Menini is an associate professor, both in the area "Automatica", which covers both control Theory and robotics. Both of them have been involved in research in those fields generally and, of particular relevance to this book, they have worked on observer design for nonlinear systems (possibly subject to impulsive effects), on stabilization and tracking by state feedback for nonlinear systems, on modeling and control of mechanical systems (possibly subject to impacts), and on control of Hamiltonian systems. They also have wide experience of teaching and their main motivation for writing this book is that of collecting some recent results on the analysis of nonlinear systems, most of them hitherto unpublished, in the mathematical framework that allows both their rigorous derivation and a deep understanding of their meaning and their applicability.
Table of Contents
Part I: Theory.- Introduction.- Notation and Background.- Analysis of Linear Systems.- Analysis of Nonlinear Systems.- Analysis of Hamiltonian Systems.- Linearization by State Immersion.- Linearization by State Immersion of Hamiltonian Systems.- Extensions Based on the Use of Orbital Symmetries.- Part II: Applications to Control Systems.- Computation of the Flow of Linearizable Systems.- Semi-invariants.- Stability Analysis.- Observer Design.- Exact Sampling of Continuous-time Systems.- Applications to Physically Motivated Systems.