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The aim of these lecture notes is to provide a synthesis between classical input-output and closed-loop stability theory, in particular the small-gain and passivity theorems, and recent work on nonlinear H( and passivity-based control. The treatment of the theory of dissipative systems is the main aspect of these lecture notes. Fundamentals of passivity techniques are summarised, and it is shown that the passivity properties of different classes of physical systems can be unified within a generalised Hamiltonian framework. Key developments in linear robust control theory are extended to the nonlinear context using L2-gain techniques. An extensive treatment of nonlinear H( control theory is presented, emphasising its main structural features. Since the application of L2-gain techniques relies on solving Hamilton-Jacobi inequalities the structure of their solution sets and conditions for solvability are derived.


control control theory nonlinear control robust control stability stability theory

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-76074-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-70689-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0170-8643
  • Series Online ISSN 1610-7411
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