Optimal Control Theory an Intoducti: An Introduction (Dover Books on Electrical Engineering)

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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. Numerous problems, which introduce additional topics and illustrate basic concepts, appear throughout the text. Solution guide available upon request. 131 figures. 14 tables. 1970 edition.

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Kirk (emeritus, electrical engineering, San Jos State U.) introduces optimal control theory, which "has as its objective the maximization of the return from, or the minimization of the cost of, the operation of physical, social, and economic processes." He concentrates on dynamic programming, Pontryagin's minimum principle, and numerical techniques

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