Journal of Mathematical Sciences

, Volume 199, Issue 5, pp 588–595 | Cite as

Method of Characteristics for Optimal Control Problems and Conservation Laws

  • N. N. Subbotina
  • E. A. Kolpakova


In this paper, notions of global generalized solutions of Cauchy problems for the Hamilton–Jacobi–Bellman equation and for a quasilinear equation (a conservation law) are introduced in terms of characteristics of the Hamilton–Jacobi equation. Theorems on the existence and uniqueness of generalized solutions are proved. Representative formulas for generalized solutions are obtained and a relation between generalized solutions of the mentioned problems is justified. These results tie nonlinear scalar optimal control problems and one-dimensional stationary conservation laws.


Generalize Solution Cauchy Problem Optimal Control Problem Characteristic System Jacobi Equation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of SciencesYekaterinburgRussia

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