On Direct Extremization of a Class of Integrals
Based on an earlier publication, , a coordinate transformation is proposed, which allows the direct global extremization of a class of integrals without the use of comparison methods such as variational or field techniques. The results are, of course, equally applicable to unconstrained scalar optimal control. A motivation for the proposed method as well as applications are presented.
KeywordsOptimal Control Problem Management Science Extremizing Solution Functional Identity Admissible Transforma
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