On the connections between mathematical programming and discrete optimal control

  • José A. Soéiro Ferreira
  • René Victor Valqui Vidal
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences book series (LNCIS, volume 84)


This paper gives a short review of different theories and topics in the fields of Mathematical Programming and Discrete-time Optimal control Theory. Well-known and new results (for instance, the generalized Maximum Principle) are presented within a unified framework. Emphasis is placed in the trends of interplay. New research areas are also identified.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. [1]
    Ferreira, J.A., and Vidal, R.V.V., On the connections between Mathematical Programming and Discrete Optimal Control — a survey and some new results, IMSOR, The Technical University of Denmark, Research Report Nr. 2, 1985, pp. 25.Google Scholar
  2. [2]
    Nahorski, Z., Ravn, H., and Vidal R.V.V., The Discrete-time Maximum Principle — a survey and some new results, International Journal of Control, Vol. 40, Nr. 3, 1985, pp. 533–554.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • José A. Soéiro Ferreira
    • 1
  • René Victor Valqui Vidal
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Electronical Eng.Faculty of EngineeringOportoPortugal
  2. 2.The Institute of Mathematical Statistics and Operations ResearchThe Technical University of DenmarkLyngbyDenmark

Personalised recommendations