a carefully selected group of methods for unconstrained and bound constrained optimization problems is analyzed in depth both theoretically and algorithmically. The book focuses on clarity in algorithmic description and analysis rather than generality, and also provides pointers to the literature for the most general theoretical results and robust software,
This book fills a gap between theory-oriented investigations in PDE-constrained optimization and the practical demands made by numerical solutions of PDE optimization problems. The authors discuss computational techniques representing recent developments that result from a combination of modern techniques for the numerical solution of PDEs and for sophisticated optimization schemes. The book offers readers a combined treatment of PDE-constrained optimization and uncertainties and an extensive discussion of multigrid optimization. It provides a bridge between continuous optimization and PDE modeling and focuses on the numerical solution of the corresponding problems.
This is the first book dedicated to direct continuous-time model identification for 15 years. It cuts down on time spent hunting through journals by providing an overview of much recent research in an increasingly busy field. The CONTSID toolbox discussed in the final chapter gives an overview of developments and practical examples in which MATLAB® can be used for direct time-domain identification of continuous-time systems. This is a valuable reference for a broad audience.
Optimization is an important tool used in decision science and for the analysis of physical systems used in engineering. One can trace its roots to the Calculus of Variations and the work of Euler and Lagrange. This natural and reasonable approach to mathematical programming covers numerical methods for finite-dimensional optimization problems. It begins with very simple ideas progressing through more complicated concepts, concentrating on methods for both unconstrained and constrained optimization.
The aim of the book is to cover the three fundamental aspects of research in equilibrium problems: the statement problem and its formulation using mainly variational methods, its theoretical solution by means of classical and new variational tools, the calculus of solutions and applications in concrete cases. The book shows how many equilibrium problems follow a general law (the so-called user equilibrium condition). Such law allows us to express the problem in terms of variational inequalities. Variational inequalities provide a powerful methodology, by which existence and calculation of the solution can be obtained.
"What important research developments are under way in control science and engineering? What are key challenges in control technology applications to different domains? What new directions are being charted for control systems? Now practicing control engineers and students can find accessible answers to these multifaceted control issues without the intensive mathematical analysis usually found in control systems books. This all-in-one resource brings you state-of-the-art research results by contributors who are leading experts in control. You will find insightful introductions and discussions of future trends for a range of control technologies and applications, including: * Computer-aided control system design * Discrete event systems * Intelligent control * Industrial process control * Intelligent transportation systems. PERSPECTIVES IN CONTROL ENGINEERING is the one-stop volume you need to gain an overview of the latest advances in control systems." Sponsored by: IEEE Control Systems Society.
A set of detailed lecture notes on six topics at the forefront of current research in numerical analysis and applied mathematics. Each set of notes presents a self-contained guide to a current research area. Detailed proofs of key results are provided. The notes start from a level suitable for first year graduate students in applied mathematics, mathematical analysis or numerical analysis, and proceed to current research topics. Current (unsolved) problems are also described and directions for future research are given. This book is also suitable for professional mathematicians.