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The Calculus of Variations and Control with Modern Applications

John A. Burns
Publisher: 
Chapman&Hall/CRC
Publication Date: 
2013
Number of Pages: 
544
Format: 
Hardcover
Series: 
Chapman&Hall/CRC Applied Mathematics and Nonlinear Science Series
Price: 
99.95
ISBN: 
9781466571396
Category: 
Textbook
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Calculus of Variations
Historical Notes on the Calculus of Variations
Some Typical Problems
Some Important Dates and People

Introduction and Preliminaries
Motivating Problems
Mathematical Background
Function Spaces
Mathematical Formulation of Problems

The Simplest Problem in the Calculus of Variations
The Mathematical Formulation of the SPCV
The Fundamental Lemma of the Calculus of Variations
The First Necessary Condition for a Global Minimizer
Implications and Applications of the FLCV

Necessary Conditions for Local Minima
Weak and Strong Local Minimizers
The Euler Necessary Condition - (I)
The Legendre Necessary Condition - (III)
Jacobi Necessary Condition - (IV)
Weierstrass Necessary Condition - (II)
Applying the Four Necessary Conditions

Sufficient Conditions for the Simplest Problem
A Field of Extremals
The Hilbert Integral
Fundamental Sufficient Results

Summary for the Simplest Problem

Extensions and Generalizations
Properties of the First Variation
The Free Endpoint Problem
The Simplest Point to Curve Problem
Vector Formulations and Higher Order Problems
Problems with Constraints: Isoperimetric Problem
Problems with Constraints: Finite Constraints
An Introduction to Abstract Optimization Problems

Applications
Solution of the Brachistochrone Problem
Classical Mechanics and Hamilton's Principle
A Finite Element Method for the Heat Equation

Optimal Control
Optimal Control Problems
An Introduction to Optimal Control Problems
The Rocket Sled Problem
Problems in the Calculus of Variations
Time Optimal Control

Simplest Problem in Optimal Control
SPOC: Problem Formulation
The Fundamental Maximum Principle
Application of the Maximum Principle to Some Simple Problems

Extensions of the Fundamental Maximum Principle
A Fixed-Time Optimal Control Problem
Application to Problems in the Calculus of Variations
Application to the Farmer’s Allocation Problem
Application to a Forced Oscillator Control Problem
Application to the Linear Quadratic Control Problem
The Maximum Principle for a Problem of Bolza
The Maximum Principle for Nonautonomous Systems
Application to the Nonautonomous LQ Control Problem

Linear Control Systems
Introduction to Linear Control Systems
Linear Control Systems Arising from Nonlinear Problems
Linear Quadratic Optimal Control
The Riccati Differential Equation for a Problem of Bolza
Estimation and Observers
The Time Invariant Infinite Interval Problem
The Time Invariant Min-Max Controller

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