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Optimal Control and Geometry: Integrable Systems

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The synthesis of symplectic geometry, the calculus of variations and control theory offered in this book provides a crucial foundation for the understanding of many problems in applied mathematics. Focusing on the theory of integrable systems, this book introduces a class of optimal control problems on Lie groups, whose Hamiltonians, obtained through the Maximum Principle of optimality, shed new light on the theory of integrable systems. These Hamiltonians provide an original and unified account of the existing theory of integrable systems. The book particularly explains much of the mystery surrounding the Kepler problem, the Jacobi problem and the Kovalevskaya Top. It also reveals the ubiquitous presence of elastic curves in integrable systems up to the soliton solutions of the non-linear Schroedinger's equation. Containing a useful blend of theory and applications, this is an indispensable guide for graduates and researchers in many fields, from mathematical physics to space control.

Product code: 9781107113886

ISBN 9781107113886
Dimensions H235xW159xS27
No. of pages 423
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Series Cambridge Studies in Advanced Mathematics
Blending theory and applications, this book is a vital resource for graduates and researchers. It offers a broad theoretic base, synthesising symplectic geometry and optimal control theory, essential for mechanical, geometric or space engineering problems. The theory is tested through challenging problems and is rich with fresh insights and ideas.