Recent Advances in Learning and Control

Volume 371 of the series Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences pp 195-204

Passivity-based Stability of Interconnection Structures

  • Eduardo D. SontagAffiliated withDepartment of Mathematics, Rutgers University
  • , Murat ArcakAffiliated withDepartment of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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In the 1970s, Vidyasagar developed an approach to the study of stability of interconnected systems. This paper revisits this approach and shows how it allows one to interpret, and considerably extend, a classical condition used in mathematical biology.