Journal of Dynamical and Control Systems

, Volume 22, Issue 2, pp 207–225 | Cite as

Controllability of Linear Systems on Low Dimensional Nilpotent and Solvable Lie Groups

  • Mouhamadou Dath
  • Philippe Jouan


This paper is devoted to the study of controllability of linear systems on solvable and nilpotent Lie groups. Some general results are stated and used to completely characterize the controllable systems on the nilpotent Heisenberg group and the solvable two-dimensional affine group.


Nilpotent and solvable Lie groups Linear systems Controllability 

Mathematics Subject Classification (2010)

93B05 93C10 22E25 



The authors wish to express their thanks to Saïd Naciri for pointing an error in the proof of Theorem 4.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratoire de géométrie différentielle et applicationsUniversité Cheikh Anta Diop de DakarDakarSenegal
  2. 2.Lab. R. Salem, CNRS UMR 6085Université; de RouenSaint-Étienne-du-RouvrayFrance

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