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Optimal Control

MAE 546

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This course covers the main principles of optimal control theory applied to deterministic continuous-time problems and provide guidance on numerical methods for their solution. Fundamental results are reached starting with parameter optimization, the calculus of variations, and finally Pontryagin¿s principle(s), dynamic programming and the Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman equation. Geometric and analytic properties of the formulations and solutions are highlighted. Numerical methods for direct and indirect optimal control problems are covered with applications. Emphasis is placed on intuition between the various aspects of the course.
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Section L01

  • Type: Lecture
  • Section: L01
  • Status: O
  • Enrollment: 8
  • Capacity: 30
  • Class Number: 21536
  • Schedule: MW 09:30 AM-10:50 AM