# Mathematical Control Theory [electronic resource] : An Introduction / by Jerzy Zabczyk.

Material type: TextSeries: Modern Birkhäuser ClassicsPublisher: Boston, MA : Birkhäuser Boston, 2008Description: X, 260 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780817647339Subject(s): Mathematics | Applied mathematics | Engineering mathematics | System theory | Calculus of variations | Control engineering | Robotics | Mechatronics | Mathematics | Systems Theory, Control | Applications of Mathematics | Calculus of Variations and Optimal Control; Optimization | Control, Robotics, MechatronicsAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 519 LOC classification: Q295QA402.3-402.37Online resources: Click here to access onlineItem type | Current library | Collection | Call number | Status | Date due | Barcode | Item holds |
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Elements of classical control theory -- Controllability and observability -- Stability and stabilizability -- Realization theory -- Systems with constraints -- Nonlinear control systems -- Controllability and observability of nonlinear systems -- Stability and stabilizability -- Realization theory -- Optimal control -- Dynamic programming -- Dynamic programming for impulse control -- The maximum principle -- The existence of optimal strategies -- Infinite dimensional linear systems -- Linear control systems -- Controllability -- Stability and stabilizability -- Linear regulators in Hilbert spaces.

Mathematical Control Theory: An Introduction presents, in a mathematically precise manner, a unified introduction to deterministic control theory. With the exception of a few more advanced concepts required for the final part of the book, the presentation requires only a knowledge of basic facts from linear algebra, differential equations, and calculus. 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. The book will be ideal for a beginning graduate course in mathematical control theory, or for self study by professionals needing a complete picture of the mathematical theory that underlies the applications of control theory. "This book is designed as a graduate text on the mathematical theory of deterministic control. It covers a remarkable number of topics...The exposition is excellent, and the book is a joy to read. A novel one-semester course covering both linear and nonlinear systems could be given...The book is an excellent one for introducing a mathematician to control theory." — Bulletin of the AMS "The book is very well written from a mathematical point of view of control theory. The author deserves much credit for bringing out such a book which is a useful and welcome addition to books on the mathematics of control theory." — Control Theory and Advance Technology "At last! We did need an introductory textbook on control which can be read, understood, and enjoyed by anyone." — Gian-Carlo Rota, The Bulletin of Mathematics Books.