Free Initial Time and States

  • David G. Hull
Part of the Mechanical Engineering Series book series (MES)


The next logical extension of the optimal control problem could be to the case where the control is discontinuous. However, the development of the second differential requires notions that are related to problems with free initial states and time. Hence, this problem is considered first; the optimal control is still assumed to be continuous.


Optimal Control Problem Optimal Path Conjugate Point Differential Condition Navigation Problem 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • David G. Hull
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  1. 1.Aerospace Engineering and Engineering MechanicsThe University of Texas at AustinAustinUSA

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