© 1968

An Introduction to Optimal Control Theory


Part of the Lecture Notes in Operations Research and Mathematical Economics book series (LNE, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N2-V
  2. Aaron Strauss
    Pages 1-2
  3. Aaron Strauss
    Pages 3-15
  4. Aaron Strauss
    Pages 17-29
  5. Aaron Strauss
    Pages 31-45
  6. Aaron Strauss
    Pages 47-58
  7. Aaron Strauss
    Pages 59-79
  8. Aaron Strauss
    Pages 81-105
  9. Aaron Strauss
    Pages 107-140
  10. Aaron Strauss
    Pages 141-142
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 143-155

About this book


This paper is intended for the beginner. It is not a state­ of-the-art paper for research workers in the field of control theory. Its purpose is to introduce the reader to some of the problems and results in control theory, to illustrate the application of these re­ sults, and to provide a guide for his further reading on this subject. I have tried to motivate the results with examples, especial­ ly with one canonical, simple example described in §3. Many results, such as the maximum principle, have long and difficult proofs. I have omitted these proofs. In general I have included only the proofs which are either (1) not too difficult or (2) fairly enlightening as to the nature of the result. I have, however, usually attempted to draw the strongest conclusion from a given proof. For example, many existing proofs in control theory for compact targets and uniqueness of solutions also hold for closed targets and non-uniqueness. Finally, at the end of each section I have given references to generalizations and origins of the results discussed in that section. I make no claim of completeness in the references, however, as I have often been content merely to refer the reader either to an exposition or to a paper which has an extensive bibliography. IV These 1ecture notes are revisions of notes I used for aseries of nine 1ectures on contro1 theory at the International Summer Schoo1 on Mathematica1 Systems and Economics held in Varenna, Ita1y, June 1967.


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  1. 1.University of MarylandUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title An Introduction to Optimal Control Theory
  • Authors Aaron Strauss
  • Series Title Lecture Notes in Operations Research and Mathematical Economics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1968
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-04252-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-51001-4
  • Series ISSN 0075-8442
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VI, 154
  • Number of Illustrations 2 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Operations Research/Decision Theory
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