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Metastability and Incompletely Posed Problems

Volume 3 of the series The IMA Volumes in Mathematics and Its Applications pp 241-258

Asymptotic Problems in Distributed Systems

Riviere Memorial Lecture 1985
  • J.-L. LionsAffiliated withCéllege de France

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Abstract

Distributed systems are systems governed by Partial Differential Equations; this terminology is classical in the framework of control theory; we use this terminology in order to emphasize that we are concerned, in this paper, with some asymptotic questions which arise in connection with the optimal control of distributed systems.