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## Optimal Control and the Calculus of Variations (Softcover)"This book provides the core material for undergraduate courses on optimal control, the modern development that has grown out of the calculus of variations and classical optimization theory. It is ideally suited to the needs of final year undergraduates, but will also be useful to engineers and scientists with an interest in the subject." — From the back cover ## $48.29 |

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## Description

Continued from the back cover: “The introduction of optimal control begins by considering the problem of minimizing a function of many variables. It moves from there, via an exposition of the calculus of variations, to the main subject which is the optimal control of systems governed by ordinary differential equations. This approach enables the student to see the essential unity of these three important areas of mathematics, and also to allow optimal control and the Pontryagin Maximum Principle to be placed in a proper context.

“Each chapter has a section of exercises and many worked examples; complete solutions and hints are provided, making the book ideal for individual study as well as for class exercises.”

**Chapters**

- Introduction
- Optimization in R
^{n} - The calculus of variations
- Optimal control I: Theory
- Optimal control II: Applications
- Proof of the maximum principle of Pontryagin

The text ends with “Appendix: Answers and hints for the exercises,” “Bibliography,” and “Index.”

## Details

- SKU:
- 3190
- Subject:
- Optimal Control Theory
- Author:
- Pinch, Enid R.
- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- Publish Date:
- 1993
- Format:
- Softcover
- Weight (pounds):
- 0.79
- Dimensions (W”xL”xH”):
- 6.2″x9.2″x0.6″
- ISBN-13:
- 9780198514893
- ISBN-10:
- 0198514891
- Grade Level:
- College

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