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Optimal Control from Theory to Computer Programs : Solid Mechanics and Its Applications - Viorel Arnautu

Optimal Control from Theory to Computer Programs

Solid Mechanics and Its Applications

Hardcover Published: 1st November 2003
ISBN: 9781402017711
Number Of Pages: 330

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The aim of this book is to present the mathematical theory and the know-how to make computer programs for the numerical approximation of Optimal Control of PDE's. The computer programs are presented in a straightforward generic language. As a consequence they are well structured, clearly explained and can be translated easily into any high level programming language. Applications and corresponding numerical tests are also given and discussed. To our knowledge, this is the first book to put together mathematics and computer programs for Optimal Control in order to bridge the gap between mathematical abstract algorithms and concrete numerical ones.
The text is addressed to students and graduates in Mathematics, Mechanics, Applied Mathematics, Numerical Software, Information Technology and Engineering. It can also be used for Master and Ph.D. programs.

From the reviews:

"This text provides a comprehensive introduction to several techniques for the numerical computation of control problems governed by (mainly elliptic) partial differential equations (PDE). ... The pseudo-code is clear and well documented ... . This book is most suited for graduate students in applied mathematics, numerical analysis or control engineering." (Andrew C. Eberhard, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1056 (7), 2005)

Foreword
Selected Topics from Functional and Convex Analysisp. 1
Optimization Problemsp. 23
Numerical Approximation of Elliptic Variational Problemsp. 47
Indirect Methods for Optimal Control Problemsp. 109
A Control Problem for a Class of Epidemicsp. 163
Optimal Control for Plate Problemsp. 185
Direct Numerical Methods for Optimal Control Problemsp. 213
Stochastic Control Problemsp. 269
Referencesp. 315
Topics Indexp. 319
Author Indexp. 323
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ISBN: 9781402017711
ISBN-10: 1402017715
Series: Solid Mechanics and Its Applications
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 330
Published: 1st November 2003
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.68