2 edition of **Contributions to the theory of variational and optimal control problems** found in the catalog.

Contributions to the theory of variational and optimal control problems

David K. Hughes

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Published
**1967**
by University of Oklahoma] in [Norman
.

Written in English

- Control theory.,
- Calculus of variations.

**Edition Notes**

Statement | by David Hughes. |

Series | [University of Oklahoma] Dept. of Mathematics. Preprints,, 53 |

Contributions | Oklahoma. University. Mathematics Service Committee. |

Classifications | |
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LC Classifications | QA3 .O43 no. 53 |

The Physical Object | |

Pagination | iv, 66 l. |

Number of Pages | 66 |

ID Numbers | |

Open Library | OL5563896M |

LC Control Number | 67065044 |

Variational Methods in Creep Buckling of a Circular Cylindrical Shell with Varying Wall Thickness An Existence and Stability Theorem in Nonlinear Viscoelasticity Session J: Optimization; Plasticity Summary of Session J Singular Solutions in Structural Optimization Problems Optimal Control in the Theory of the Unilateral von-Kárman-Plates. () Convergence of optimal control problems governed by second kind parabolic variational inequalities. Journal of Control Theory and Applications , () Optimal control of pseudoparabolic equations with pointwise obstacle type constraints.

The words ``control theory'' are, of course, of recent origin, but the subject itself is much older, since it contains the classical calculus of variations as a special case, and the first calculus of variations problems go back to classical Greece. Hector J. Sussmann Cover illustration by Polina Ben-Sira © The ﬁxed-end-point problem Here we change notation and consider functions x(t), where t is the independent variable and x the dependent, so that x(t) deﬁnes the equation of a curve. (This is so that we have a smoother notational transition to optimal control problems to be discussed later!).

Hilbert space; Variational methods; Application of variational methods to the solution of boundary value problems in ordinary and partial differential equations; Theory of boundary value problems in differential equations based on the concept of a weak solution and on the lax-milgram theorem; The eigenvalue problem; Some special methods. Variational Calculus and Optimal Control Optimization with Elementary Convexity Second Edition With 87 Illustrations inger. Contents Preface vii CHAPTER 0 Review of Optimization in Ud 1 Problems 7 PART ONE BASIC THEORY 11 CHAPTER1 Standard Optimization Problems 13 Geodesic Problems 13 (a) Geodesics in Rd 14 (b) Geodesics on a Sphere 15 (c.

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