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Optimal Control Theory : An Introduction
by Donald E. Kirk


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Optimal control theory is the science of maximizing the returns from and minimizing the costs of the operation of physical, social, and economic processes. Geared toward upper-level undergraduates, this text introduces three aspects of optimal control theory: dynamic programming, Pontryagin's minimum principle, and numerical techniques for trajectory optimization.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Optimal control theory is the science of maximizing the returns from and minimizing the costs of the operation of physical, social, and economic processes. Geared toward upper-level undergraduates, this text introduces three aspects of optimal control theory: dynamic programming, Pontryagin's minimum principle, and numerical techniques for trajectory optimization.
Chapters 1 and 2 focus on describing systems and evaluating their performances. Chapter 3 deals with dynamic programming. The calculus of variations and Pontryagin's minimum principle are the subjects of chapters 4 and 5, and chapter 6 examines iterative numerical techniques for finding optimal controls and trajectories. Numerous problems, intended to introduce additional topics as well as to illustrate basic concepts, appear throughout the text.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780486434841
  • ISBN-10: 0486434842
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publish Date: April 2004
  • Page Count: 452
  • Dimensions: 8.46 x 5.4 x 0.98 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.07 pounds


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