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Adaptive Systems

An Introduction

  • Iven Mareels
  • Jan Willem Polderman

Part of the Systems & Control: Foundations & Applications book series (SCFA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Iven Mareels, Jan Willem Polderman
    Pages 1-26
  3. Iven Mareels, Jan Willem Polderman
    Pages 27-49
  4. Iven Mareels, Jan Willem Polderman
    Pages 50-102
  5. Iven Mareels, Jan Willem Polderman
    Pages 103-138
  6. Iven Mareels, Jan Willem Polderman
    Pages 139-171
  7. Iven Mareels, Jan Willem Polderman
    Pages 172-203
  8. Iven Mareels, Jan Willem Polderman
    Pages 204-231
  9. Iven Mareels, Jan Willem Polderman
    Pages 232-285
  10. Iven Mareels, Jan Willem Polderman
    Pages 286-303
  11. Iven Mareels, Jan Willem Polderman
    Pages 304-304
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 305-342

About this book

Introduction

Loosely speaking, adaptive systems are designed to deal with, to adapt to, chang­ ing environmental conditions whilst maintaining performance objectives. Over the years, the theory of adaptive systems evolved from relatively simple and intuitive concepts to a complex multifaceted theory dealing with stochastic, nonlinear and infinite dimensional systems. This book provides a first introduction to the theory of adaptive systems. The book grew out of a graduate course that the authors taught several times in Australia, Belgium, and The Netherlands for students with an engineering and/or mathemat­ ics background. When we taught the course for the first time, we felt that there was a need for a textbook that would introduce the reader to the main aspects of adaptation with emphasis on clarity of presentation and precision rather than on comprehensiveness. The present book tries to serve this need. We expect that the reader will have taken a basic course in linear algebra and mul­ tivariable calculus. Apart from the basic concepts borrowed from these areas of mathematics, the book is intended to be self contained.

Keywords

Adaptive Systems Finite Introduction Variable average calculus equation

Authors and affiliations

  • Iven Mareels
    • 1
  • Jan Willem Polderman
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Engineering Faculty of Engineering & Information TechnologyAustralian National UniversityAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Applied MathematicsUniversity of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands

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