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Geared primarily to an audience consisting of mathematically advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate students, this text may additionally be used by engineering students interested in a rigorous, proof-oriented systems course that goes beyond the classical frequency-domain material and more applied courses. The minimal mathematical background required is a working knowledge of linear algebra and differential equations. The book covers what constitutes the common core of control theory and is unique in its emphasis on foundational aspects. While covering a wide range of topics written in a standard theorem/proof style, it also develops the necessary techniques from scratch. In this second edition, new chapters and sections have been added, dealing with time optimal control of linear systems, variational and numerical approaches to nonlinear control, nonlinear controllability via Lie-algebraic methods, and controllability of recurrent nets and of linear systems with bounded controls.
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"This new edition gets closer to the impossible task of presenting a complete and rigorous panorama of control theory in a single book. It is one of the best source available with respect to these two qualities." ZENTRALBLATT MATH
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From the reviews "This book will be very useful for mathematics and engineering students interested in a modern and rigorous systems course, as well as for the experts in control theory and applications." MATHEMATICAL REVIEWS
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From the reviews"This book will be very useful for mathematics and engineering students interested in a modern and rigorous systems course, as well as for the experts in control theory and applications."
MATHEMATICAL REVIEWS
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Mathematics is playing an ever more important role in the physical and biologi cal sciences, provoking a blurring of boundaries between scientific disciplines and a resurgence of interest in the modern as well as the classical techniques of applied mathematics. This renewal of interest, both in research and teaching, has led to the establishment of the series Texts in Applied Mathematics (TAM). The development of new courses is a natural consequence of a high level of excitement on the research frontier as newer techniques, such as numerical and symbolic computer systems, dynamical systems, and chaos, mix with and rein force the traditional methods of applied mathematics. Thus, the purpose of this textbook series is to meet the current and future needs of these advances and to encourage the teaching of new courses. TAM will publish textbooks suitable for use in advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate courses, and will complement the Applied Mathematics Sci ences (AMS) series, which will focus on advanced textbooks and research-level monographs. v Preface to the Second Edition The most significant differences between this edition and the first are as follows: Additional chapters and sections have been written, dealing with: nonlinear controllability via Lie-algebraic methods, variational and numerical approaches to nonlinear control, including a brief introduction to the Calculus of Variations and the Minimum Principle, - time-optimal control of linear systems, feedback linearization (single-input case), nonlinear optimal feedback, controllability of recurrent nets, and controllability of linear systems with bounded controls."
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Substantially expanded, this second edition emphasizes the foundational aspects of mathematical control theory and covers a wide range of topics written in a standard theorem/proof style. The book also develops the necessary fundamentals and covers nonlinear control. 26 illus.
Table of Contents
Series Preface * Preface to First Edition * 1 Introduction * 2 Systems * 3 Reachability and Controllability * 4 Nonlinear Controllability * 5 Feedback and Stabilization * 6 Outputs * 7 Observers and Dynamic Feedback * 8 Linear-Quadratic Optimal Control * 9 Time-Optimal Control of Linear Systems * 10 Remarks on Nonlinear Optimal Control * Appendixes * A Linear Algebra * B Differentials * C Ordinary Differential Equations * Bibliography * List of Symbols * Index