# Control Theory in Physics and other Fields of Science

## Concepts, Tools, and Applications

Part of the Springer Tracts in Modern Physics book series (STMP, volume 215)

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Part of the Springer Tracts in Modern Physics book series (STMP, volume 215)

This book covers systematically and in a simple language the mathematical and physical foundations of controlling deterministic and stochastic evolutionary processes in systems with a high degree of complexity. Strong emphasis is placed on concepts, methods and techniques for modelling, assessment and the solution or estimation of control problems in an attempt to understand the large variability of these problems in several branches of physics, chemistry and biology as well as in technology and economics. The main focus of the book is on a clear physical and mathematical understanding of the dynamics and kinetics behind several kinds of control problems and their relation to self-organizing principles in complex systems. The book is a modern introduction and a helpful tool for researchers, engineers as well as post-docs and graduate students interested in an application oriented control theory and related topics.

Control theory Deterministic Systems Memory Effects Noise Non-equilibrium dynamics Optimal control Probability theory and stochastic processes Statistical physics of complex systems Variation principles statistical physics

- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/11374343
- Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg 2006
- Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
- eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
- Print ISBN 978-3-540-29514-3
- Online ISBN 978-3-540-32417-1
- Series Print ISSN 0081-3869
- Series Online ISSN 1615-0430
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