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.

Introduction to Time-Delay Systems

Analysis and Control
Author: Emilia Fridman
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319093932
Category: Science
Page: 362
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The beginning of the 21st century can be characterized as the” time-delay boom” leading to numerous important results. The purpose of this book is two-fold, to familiarize the non-expert reader with time-delay systems and to provide a systematic treatment of modern ideas and techniques for experts. This book is based on the course ”Introduction to time-delay systems” for graduate students in Engineering and Applied Mathematics that the author taught in Tel Aviv University in 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 academic years. The sufficient background to follow most of the material are the undergraduate courses in mathematics and an introduction to control. The book leads the reader from some basic classical results on time-delay systems to recent developments on Lyapunov-based analysis and design with applications to the hot topics of sampled-data and network-based control. The objective is to provide useful tools that will allow the reader not only to apply the existing methods, but also to develop new ones. It should be of interest for researchers working in the field, for graduate students in engineering and applied mathematics, and for practicing engineers. It may also be used as a textbook for a graduate course on time-delay systems.

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.

A Mathematical Introduction to Compressive Sensing


Author: Simon Foucart,Holger Rauhut
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0817649484
Category: Computers
Page: 625
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At the intersection of mathematics, engineering, and computer science sits the thriving field of compressive sensing. Based on the premise that data acquisition and compression can be performed simultaneously, compressive sensing finds applications in imaging, signal processing, and many other domains. In the areas of applied mathematics, electrical engineering, and theoretical computer science, an explosion of research activity has already followed the theoretical results that highlighted the efficiency of the basic principles. The elegant ideas behind these principles are also of independent interest to pure mathematicians. A Mathematical Introduction to Compressive Sensing gives a detailed account of the core theory upon which the field is build. With only moderate prerequisites, it is an excellent textbook for graduate courses in mathematics, engineering, and computer science. It also serves as a reliable resource for practitioners and researchers in these disciplines who want to acquire a careful understanding of the subject. A Mathematical Introduction to Compressive Sensing uses a mathematical perspective to present the core of the theory underlying compressive sensing.

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.

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.

Switching in Systems and Control


Author: Daniel Liberzon
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461200172
Category: Science
Page: 233
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The theory of switched systems is related to the study of hybrid systems, which has gained attention from control theorists, computer scientists, and practicing engineers. This book examines switched systems from a control-theoretic perspective, focusing on stability analysis and control synthesis of systems that combine continuous dynamics with switching events. It includes a vast bibliography and a section of technical and historical notes.

Functions, Spaces, and Expansions

Mathematical Tools in Physics and Engineering
Author: Ole Christensen
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780817649807
Category: Mathematics
Page: 266
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This graduate-level textbook is a detailed exposition of key mathematical tools in analysis aimed at students, researchers, and practitioners across science and engineering. Every topic covered has been specifically chosen because it plays a key role outside the field of pure mathematics. Although the treatment of each topic is mathematical in nature, and concrete applications are not delineated, the principles and tools presented are fundamental to exploring the computational aspects of physics and engineering. Readers are expected to have a solid understanding of linear algebra, in Rn and in general vector spaces. Familiarity with the basic concepts of calculus and real analysis, including Riemann integrals and infinite series of real or complex numbers, is also required.

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.

Set-Valued Analysis


Author: Jean-Pierre Aubin,Hélène Frankowska
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0817648488
Category: Science
Page: 461
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"An elegantly written, introductory overview of the field, with a near perfect choice of what to include and what not, enlivened in places by historical tidbits and made eminently readable throughout by crisp language. It has succeeded in doing the near-impossible—it has made a subject which is generally inhospitable to nonspecialists because of its ‘family jargon’ appear nonintimidating even to a beginning graduate student." —The Journal of the Indian Institute of Science "The book under review gives a comprehensive treatment of basically everything in mathematics that can be named multivalued/set-valued analysis. ...The book is highly recommended for mathematicians and graduate students who will find here a very comprehensive treatment of set-valued analysis." —Mathematical Reviews "This book provides a thorough introduction to multivalued or set-valued analysis... The style is lively and vigorous, the relevant historical comments and suggestive overviews increase the interest for this work...Graduate students and mathematicians of every persuasion will welcome this unparalleled guide to set-valued analysis." —Zentralblatt Math

Topics in the Mathematical Modelling of Composite Materials


Author: Andrej V. Cherkaev,R. Kohn
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461220327
Category: Mathematics
Page: 321
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Andrej V. Cherkaev and Robert V. Kohn In the past twenty years we have witnessed a renaissance of theoretical work on the macroscopic behavior of microscopically heterogeneous mate rials. This activity brings together a number of related themes, including: ( 1) the use of weak convergence as a rigorous yet general language for the discussion of macroscopic behavior; (2) interest in new types of questions, particularly the "G-closure problem," motivated in large part by applications of optimal control theory to structural optimization; (3) the introduction of new methods for bounding effective moduli, including one based on "com pensated compactness"; and (4) the identification of deep links between the analysis of microstructures and the multidimensional calculus of variations. This work has implications for many physical problems involving optimal design, composite materials, and coherent phase transitions. As a result it has received attention and support from numerous scientific communities, including engineering, materials science, and physics as well as mathematics. There is by now an extensive literature in this area. But for various reasons certain fundamental papers were never properly published, circu lating instead as mimeographed notes or preprints. Other work appeared in poorly distributed conference proceedings volumes. Still other work was published in standard books or journals, but written in Russian or French. The net effect is a sort of "gap" in the literature, which has made the subject unnecessarily difficult for newcomers to penetrate.

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.

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.

Discriminants, Resultants, and Multidimensional Determinants


Author: Israel M. Gelfand,Mikhail Kapranov,Andrei Zelevinsky
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0817647716
Category: Mathematics
Page: 523
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"This book revives and vastly expands the classical theory of resultants and discriminants. Most of the main new results of the book have been published earlier in more than a dozen joint papers of the authors. The book nicely complements these original papers with many examples illustrating both old and new results of the theory."—Mathematical Reviews

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.

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.

Bernhard Riemann 1826–1866

Turning Points in the Conception of Mathematics
Author: Detlef Laugwitz
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0817647775
Category: Mathematics
Page: 357
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The name of Bernard Riemann is well known to mathematicians and physicists around the world. His name is indelibly stamped on the literature of mathematics and physics. This remarkable work, rich in insight and scholarship, is addressed to mathematicians, physicists, and philosophers interested in mathematics. It seeks to draw those readers closer to the underlying ideas of Riemann’s work and to the development of them in their historical context. This illuminating English-language version of the original German edition will be an important contribution to the literature of the history of mathematics.