Computer codes and optimal control theory

  • John Casti
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 76)


Here we have briefly sketched what, in our opinion, appears to be a program for the development of computer codes useful in optimal control theory. Taking into account the importance of feedback decisions in control, it has been shown that the methods available for solving classical variational problems and their associated BVP may not be suitable for optimal control considerations. It can only be hoped that some of the problems indicated here will soon be addressed by the computer community and that efficient, widely available codes for optimal control will soon become available.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • John Casti
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  1. 1.Department of Computer Applications and Information SystemsNew York UniversityNew York

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