Closing Remarks: Open Challenges

  • Mike R. Jeffrey
Part of the Frontiers in Applied Dynamical Systems: Reviews and Tutorials book series (FIADS, volume 7)


We have proposed here that piecewise-smooth dynamics can move forward, both in theory and application, by embracing a few less idealized notions, chiefly: switching layers as a blurring of ideal discontinuity thresholds, sliding attractors as a generalization of sliding modes, and nonlinear switching as a more general model of dynamics at a discontinuity.


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  • Mike R. Jeffrey
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  1. 1.Department of Engineering MathematicsUniversity of BristolBristolUK

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