Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Andrei Agrachev, Jean-Paul Gauthier
    Pages 1-8
  3. Andrei Agrachev, Igor Zelenko
    Pages 9-21
  4. Claudio Altafini
    Pages 23-34
  5. Nnaedozie P. I. Aneke, Henk Nijmeijer, Abraham G. de Jager
    Pages 35-47
  6. Alessandro Astolfi, Patrizio Colaneri
    Pages 49-71
  7. Jacques Audounet, Denis Matignon, Gérard Montseny
    Pages 73-82
  8. Victor Ayala, Luiz A. B. San Martin
    Pages 83-92
  9. Miguel Ayala Botto, Ton van den Boom, José Sá da Costa
    Pages 93-102
  10. Iyad Balloul, Mazen Alamir
    Pages 113-121
  11. Alfonso Baños, Antonio Barreiro, Francisco Gordillo, Javier Aracil
    Pages 123-136
  12. Jochen Behrens, Fabian Wirth
    Pages 171-184
  13. Guido Blankenstein, Arjan van der Schaft
    Pages 185-205
  14. Pierre-Alexandre Bliman
    Pages 207-237
  15. Fabio Camilli, Lars Grüne, Fabian Wirth
    Pages 277-289

About these proceedings


Control of nonlinear systems, one of the most active research areas in control theory, has always been a domain of natural convergence of research interests in applied mathematics and control engineering. The theory has developed from the early phase of its history, when the basic tool was essentially only the Lyapunov second method, to the present day, where the mathematics ranges from differential geometry, calculus of variations, ordinary and partial differential equations, functional analysis, abstract algebra and stochastic processes, while the applications to advanced engineering design span a wide variety of topics, which include nonlinear controllability and observability, optimal control, state estimation, stability and stabilization, feedback equivalence, motion planning, noninteracting control, disturbance attenuation, asymptotic tracking. The reader will find in the book methods and results which cover a wide variety of problems: starting from pure mathematics (like recent fundamental results on (non)analycity of small balls and the distance function), through its applications to all just mentioned topics of nonlinear control, up to industrial applications of nonlinear control algorithms.


Nonlinear Operator Stability Systems algorithm calculus control engineering dynamische Systeme geometry mechanics partial differential equation

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-85233-363-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84628-568-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0170-8643
  • Series Online ISSN 1610-7411
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