Systems & Control: Foundations & Applications

Advances in Statistical Control, Algebraic Systems Theory, and Dynamic Systems Characteristics

A Tribute to Michael K. Sain

Editors: Won, Chang-Hee, Schrader, Cheryl B., Michel, Anthony N. (Eds.)

  • No other comprehensive books on statistical control are available. Algebraic systems theory is also not widely published in book form
  • Real-world applications to biomedical engineering, structuring control systems, and automotive engineering
  • For a broad audience of researchers and graduate students in control systems, algebraic system theory, and applied mathematics
  • May be used as a textbook in a graduate course on optimal control or algebraic systems theory
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About this book

This volume—dedicated to Michael K. Sain on the occasion of his seventieth birthday—is a collection of chapters covering recent advances in stochastic optimal control theory and algebraic systems theory. Written by experts in their respective fields, the chapters are thematically organized into four parts:

* Part I focuses on statistical control theory, where the cost function is viewed as a random variable and performance is shaped through cost cumulants. In this respect, statistical control generalizes linear-quadratic-Gaussian and H-infinity control.

* Part II addresses algebraic systems theory, reviewing the use of algebraic systems over semirings, modules of zeros for linear multivariable systems, and zeros in linear time-delay systems.

* Part III discusses advances in dynamical systems characteristics. The chapters focus on the stability of a discontinuous dynamical system, approximate decentralized fixed modes, direct optimal adaptive control, and stability of nonlinear systems with limited information.

* Part IV covers engineering education and includes a unique chapter on theology and engineering, one of Sain's latest research interests.

The book will be a useful reference for researchers and graduate students in systems and control, algebraic systems theory, and applied mathematics. Requiring only knowledge of undergraduate-level control and systems theory, the work may be used as a supplementary textbook in a graduate course on optimal control or algebraic systems theory.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Theology and Engineering: A Conversation in Two Languages

    Sain, Barbara K.

    Pages 1-12

  • Introduction and Literature Survey of Statistical Control: Going Beyond the Mean

    Won, Chang-Hee (et al.)

    Pages 3-27

  • Cumulant Control Systems: The Cost-Variance, Discrete-Time Case

    Cosenza, Luis (et al.)

    Pages 29-41

  • Statistical Control of Stochastic Systems Incorporating Integral Feedback: Performance Robustness Analysis

    Pham, Khanh D.

    Pages 43-63

  • Multi-Cumulant and Pareto Solutions for Tactics Change Prediction and Performance Analysis in Stochastic Multi-Team Noncooperative Games

    Piam, Khanh D. (et al.)

    Pages 65-97

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-8176-4795-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-8176-4794-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advances in Statistical Control, Algebraic Systems Theory, and Dynamic Systems Characteristics
Book Subtitle
A Tribute to Michael K. Sain
Editors
  • Chang-Hee Won
  • Cheryl B. Schrader
  • Anthony N. Michel
Series Title
Systems & Control: Foundations & Applications
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Birkhäuser Boston
eBook ISBN
978-0-8176-4795-7
DOI
10.1007/978-0-8176-4795-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-8176-4794-0
Series ISSN
2324-9749
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 366
Number of Illustrations and Tables
59 b/w illustrations
Topics