Mathematical Control Theory

An Introduction
Author: Jerzy Zabczyk
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780817647339
Category: Science
Page: 260
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Mathematical Control Theory: An Introduction presents, in a mathematically precise manner, a unified introduction to deterministic control theory. In addition to classical concepts and ideas, the author covers the stabilization of nonlinear systems using topological methods, realization theory for nonlinear systems, impulsive control and positive systems, the control of rigid bodies, the stabilization of infinite dimensional systems, and the solution of minimum energy problems. "Covers a remarkable number of topics....The book presents a large amount of material very well, and its use is highly recommended." --Bulletin of the AMS

Optimal Control and Viscosity Solutions of Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman Equations


Author: Martino Bardi,Italo Capuzzo-Dolcetta
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0817647554
Category: Science
Page: 574
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This softcover book is a self-contained account of the theory of viscosity solutions for first-order partial differential equations of Hamilton–Jacobi type and its interplay with Bellman’s dynamic programming approach to optimal control and differential games. It will be of interest to scientists involved in the theory of optimal control of deterministic linear and nonlinear systems. The work may be used by graduate students and researchers in control theory both as an introductory textbook and as an up-to-date reference book.

Introduction to Quantum Groups


Author: George Lusztig
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780817647179
Category: Mathematics
Page: 352
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The quantum groups discussed in this book are the quantized enveloping algebras introduced by Drinfeld and Jimbo in 1985, or variations thereof. The theory of quantum groups has led to a new, extremely rigid structure, in which the objects of the theory are provided with canonical basis with rather remarkable properties. This book will be of interest to mathematicians working in the representation theory of Lie groups and Lie algebras, knot theorists and to theoretical physicists and graduate students. Since large parts of the book are independent of the theory of perverse sheaves, the book could also be used as a text book.

Robust Nonlinear Control Design

State-Space and Lyapunov Techniques
Author: Randy A. Freeman,Petar V. Kokotovic
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0817647597
Category: Science
Page: 257
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This softcover book summarizes Lyapunov design techniques for nonlinear systems and raises important issues concerning large-signal robustness and performance. The authors have been the first to address some of these issues, and they report their findings in this text. The researcher who wishes to enter the field of robust nonlinear control could use this book as a source of new research topics. For those already active in the field, the book may serve as a reference to a recent body of significant work. Finally, the design engineer faced with a nonlinear control problem will benefit from the techniques presented here.

Beyond the Quartic Equation


Author: R. Bruce King
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780817648497
Category: Mathematics
Page: 150
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The objective of this book is to present for the first time the complete algorithm for roots of the general quintic equation with enough background information to make the key ideas accessible to non-specialists and even to mathematically oriented readers who are not professional mathematicians. The book includes an initial introductory chapter on group theory and symmetry, Galois theory and Tschirnhausen transformations, and some elementary properties of elliptic function in order to make some of the key ideas more accessible to less sophisticated readers. The book also includes a discussion of the much simpler algorithms for roots of the general quadratic, cubic, and quartic equations before discussing the algorithm for the roots of the general quintic equation. A brief discussion of algorithms for roots of general equations of degrees higher than five is also included. "If you want something truly unusual, try [this book] by R. Bruce King, which revives some fascinating, long-lost ideas relating elliptic functions to polynomial equations." --New Scientist

Logic for Computer Scientists


Author: Uwe Schöning
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0817647635
Category: Mathematics
Page: 168
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This book introduces the notions and methods of formal logic from a computer science standpoint, covering propositional logic, predicate logic, and foundations of logic programming. The classic text is replete with illustrative examples and exercises. It presents applications and themes of computer science research such as resolution, automated deduction, and logic programming in a rigorous but readable way. The style and scope of the work, rounded out by the inclusion of exercises, make this an excellent textbook for an advanced undergraduate course in logic for computer scientists.

Fourier Integral Operators


Author: J.J. Duistermaat
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780817681081
Category: Mathematics
Page: 142
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This volume is a useful introduction to the subject of Fourier Integral Operators and is based on the author’s classic set of notes. Covering a range of topics from Hörmander’s exposition of the theory, Duistermaat approaches the subject from symplectic geometry and includes application to hyperbolic equations (= equations of wave type) and oscillatory asymptotic solutions which may have caustics. This text is suitable for mathematicians and (theoretical) physicists with an interest in (linear) partial differential equations, especially in wave propagation, rep. WKB-methods.

Introduction to Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry


Author: Ernst Kunz
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461459877
Category: Mathematics
Page: 238
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Originally published in 1985, this classic textbook is an English translation of Einführung in die kommutative Algebra und algebraische Geometrie. As part of the Modern Birkhäuser Classics series, the publisher is proud to make Introduction to Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry available to a wider audience. Aimed at students who have taken a basic course in algebra, the goal of the text is to present important results concerning the representation of algebraic varieties as intersections of the least possible number of hypersurfaces and—a closely related problem—with the most economical generation of ideals in Noetherian rings. Along the way, one encounters many basic concepts of commutative algebra and algebraic geometry and proves many facts which can then serve as a basic stock for a deeper study of these subjects.

Metric Structures for Riemannian and Non-Riemannian Spaces


Author: Mikhail Gromov
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0817645837
Category: Mathematics
Page: 586
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This book is an English translation of the famous "Green Book" by Lafontaine and Pansu (1979). It has been enriched and expanded with new material to reflect recent progress. Additionally, four appendices, by Gromov on Levy's inequality, by Pansu on "quasiconvex" domains, by Katz on systoles of Riemannian manifolds, and by Semmes overviewing analysis on metric spaces with measures, as well as an extensive bibliography and index round out this unique and beautiful book.

Mathematical Control Theory

Deterministic Finite Dimensional Systems
Author: Eduardo D. Sontag
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461205778
Category: Mathematics
Page: 532
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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.

Optimization and Approximation


Author: Pablo Pedregal
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319648438
Category: Mathematics
Page: 254
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This book provides a basic, initial resource, introducing science and engineering students to the field of optimization. It covers three main areas: mathematical programming, calculus of variations and optimal control, highlighting the ideas and concepts and offering insights into the importance of optimality conditions in each area. It also systematically presents affordable approximation methods. Exercises at various levels have been included to support the learning process.

Rational Homotopy Theory


Author: Yves Felix,Stephen Halperin,J.-C. Thomas
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 146130105X
Category: Mathematics
Page: 539
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Rational homotopy theory is a subfield of algebraic topology. Written by three authorities in the field, this book contains all the main theorems of the field with complete proofs. As both notation and techniques of rational homotopy theory have been considerably simplified, the book presents modern elementary proofs for many results that were proven ten or fifteen years ago.

Math Into LaTeX

An Introduction to LaTeX and AMS-LaTex
Author: George A. Gratzer
Publisher: Boston : Birkhäuser
ISBN: 9780817638054
Category: Design
Page: 451
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Linear Representations of Groups

Translated from the Russian by A. Iacob
Author: Ernest B. Vinberg
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3034800630
Category: Mathematics
Page: 146
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This book gives an exposition of the fundamentals of the theory of linear representations of ?nite and compact groups, as well as elements of the t- ory of linear representations of Lie groups. As an application we derive the Laplace spherical functions. The book is based on lectures that I delivered in the framework of the experimental program at the Mathematics-Mechanics Faculty of Moscow State University and at the Faculty of Professional Skill Improvement. My aim has been to give as simple and detailed an account as possible of the problems considered. The book therefore makes no claim to completeness. Also, it can in no way give a representative picture of the modern state of the ?eld under study as does, for example, the monograph of A. A. Kirillov [3]. For a more complete acquaintance with the theory of representations of ?nite groups we recommend the book of C. W. Curtis and I. Reiner [2], and for the theory of representations of Lie groups, that of M. A. Naimark [6]. Introduction The theory of linear representations of groups is one of the most widely - pliedbranchesof algebra. Practically every timethatgroupsareencountered, their linear representations play an important role. In the theory of groups itself, linear representations are an irreplaceable source of examples and a tool for investigating groups. In the introduction we discuss some examples and en route we introduce a number of notions of representation theory. 0. Basic Notions 0. 1.

A Natural Introduction to Probability Theory


Author: R. Meester
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783764387242
Category: Mathematics
Page: 198
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Compactly written, but nevertheless very readable, appealing to intuition, this introduction to probability theory is an excellent textbook for a one-semester course for undergraduates in any direction that uses probabilistic ideas. Technical machinery is only introduced when necessary. The route is rigorous but does not use measure theory. The text is illustrated with many original and surprising examples and problems taken from classical applications like gambling, geometry or graph theory, as well as from applications in biology, medicine, social sciences, sports, and coding theory. Only first-year calculus is required.

Unsolved Problems in Mathematical Systems and Control Theory


Author: Vincent D. Blondel,Alexandre Megretski
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400826152
Category: Mathematics
Page: 352
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This book provides clear presentations of more than sixty important unsolved problems in mathematical systems and control theory. Each of the problems included here is proposed by a leading expert and set forth in an accessible manner. Covering a wide range of areas, the book will be an ideal reference for anyone interested in the latest developments in the field, including specialists in applied mathematics, engineering, and computer science. The book consists of ten parts representing various problem areas, and each chapter sets forth a different problem presented by a researcher in the particular area and in the same way: description of the problem, motivation and history, available results, and bibliography. It aims not only to encourage work on the included problems but also to suggest new ones and generate fresh research. The reader will be able to submit solutions for possible inclusion on an online version of the book to be updated quarterly on the Princeton University Press website, and thus also be able to access solutions, updated information, and partial solutions as they are developed.

Convex Functional Analysis


Author: Andrew J. Kurdila,Michael Zabarankin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3764373571
Category: Science
Page: 228
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This volume is dedicated to the fundamentals of convex functional analysis. It presents those aspects of functional analysis that are extensively used in various applications to mechanics and control theory. The purpose of the text is essentially two-fold. On the one hand, a bare minimum of the theory required to understand the principles of functional, convex and set-valued analysis is presented. Numerous examples and diagrams provide as intuitive an explanation of the principles as possible. On the other hand, the volume is largely self-contained. Those with a background in graduate mathematics will find a concise summary of all main definitions and theorems.

An Introduction to the Heisenberg Group and the Sub-Riemannian Isoperimetric Problem


Author: Luca Capogna,Donatella Danielli,Scott D. Pauls,Jeremy Tyson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3764381337
Category: Mathematics
Page: 224
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This book gives an up-to-date account of progress on Pansu's celebrated problem on the sub-Riemannian isoperimetric profile of the Heisenberg group. It also serves as an introduction to the general field of sub-Riemannian geometric analysis. It develops the methods and tools of sub-Riemannian differential geometry, nonsmooth analysis, and geometric measure theory suitable for attacks on Pansu's problem.

Differentiable Manifolds

A First Course
Author: Lawrence Conlon
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1475722842
Category: Mathematics
Page: 395
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This book is based on the full year Ph.D. qualifying course on differentiable manifolds, global calculus, differential geometry, and related topics, given by the author at Washington University several times over a twenty year period. It is addressed primarily to second year graduate students and well prepared first year students. Presupposed is a good grounding in general topology and modern algebra, especially linear algebra and the analogous theory of modules over a commutative, unitary ring. Although billed as a "first course" , the book is not intended to be an overly sketchy introduction. Mastery of this material should prepare the student for advanced topics courses and seminars in differen tial topology and geometry. There are certain basic themes of which the reader should be aware. The first concerns the role of differentiation as a process of linear approximation of non linear problems. The well understood methods of linear algebra are then applied to the resulting linear problem and, where possible, the results are reinterpreted in terms of the original nonlinear problem. The process of solving differential equations (i. e., integration) is the reverse of differentiation. It reassembles an infinite array of linear approximations, result ing from differentiation, into the original nonlinear data. This is the principal tool for the reinterpretation of the linear algebra results referred to above.

Handbook of Complex Variables


Author: Steven G Krantz
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461215889
Category: Mathematics
Page: 290
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This book is written to be a convenient reference for the working scientist, student, or engineer who needs to know and use basic concepts in complex analysis. It is not a book of mathematical theory. It is instead a book of mathematical practice. All the basic ideas of complex analysis, as well as many typical applica tions, are treated. Since we are not developing theory and proofs, we have not been obliged to conform to a strict logical ordering of topics. Instead, topics have been organized for ease of reference, so that cognate topics appear in one place. Required background for reading the text is minimal: a good ground ing in (real variable) calculus will suffice. However, the reader who gets maximum utility from the book will be that reader who has had a course in complex analysis at some time in his life. This book is a handy com pendium of all basic facts about complex variable theory. But it is not a textbook, and a person would be hard put to endeavor to learn the subject by reading this book.