Encyclopedia of Systems and Control

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Stability Theory for Hybrid Dynamical Systems

  • Andrew R. Teel
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-5102-9_99-1


This entry provides a short introduction to modeling of hybrid dynamical systems and then focuses on stability theory for these systems. It provides definitions of asymptotic stability, basin of attraction, and uniform asymptotic stability for a compact set. It points out mild assumptions under which different characterizations of asymptotic stability are equivalent, as well as when an asymptotically stable compact set exists. It also summarizes necessary and sufficient conditions for asymptotic stability in terms of Lyapunov functions.


Hybrid system Asymptotic stability Basin of attraction Lyapunov function 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Electrical and Computer Engineering DepartmentUniversity of CaliforniaSanta BarbaraUSA