Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications

, Volume 20, Issue 3, pp 347–357 | Cite as

More on optimal control with paths lying on a corner

  • Z. Lieber
Contributed Papers


This paper extends the Pontryagin maximum principle to allow for a finite number of corners, i.e., allowing for any finite number of discontinuities of the first derivatives with respect to the state variables. These corners are shown to raise the same computational difficulties caused by state constraints.

Key Words

Optimal control maximum principle corner points state constraints 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Z. Lieber
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.The Leon Recanati Graduate School of Business AdministrationTel-Aviv UniversityTel-AvivIsrael
  2. 2.Graduate School of Business AdministrationNew York UniversityNew York

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