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Genre/Form: | Electronic books |
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Additional Physical Format: | Print version: Aniţa, Sebastian. Introduction to optimal control problems in life sciences and economics. New York : Birkhäuser, ©2011 (DLC) 2010937643 (OCoLC)668190662 |

Material Type: | Document, Internet resource |

Document Type: | Internet Resource, Computer File |

All Authors / Contributors: |
Sebastian Aniţa; Viorel Arnăutu; Vincenzo Capasso |

ISBN: | 9780817680985 0817680985 9780817680978 0817680977 |

OCLC Number: | 733543689 |

Description: | 1 online resource (xii, 233 pages) : illustrations. |

Contents: | An introduction to MATLAB® -- Elementary models with applications -- Optimal control of ordinary differential systems, optimality conditions -- Optimal control of ordinary differential systems, gradient methods -- Optimal harvesting for age-structured population -- Optimal control of diffusive models. |

Series Title: | Modeling and simulation in science, engineering & technology. |

Responsibility: | Sebastian Aniţa, Viorel Arnăutu, Vincenzo Capasso. |

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From the reviews:"This textbook for graduate students introduces the reader to the basic results and methods in optimal control and applies these methods to problems in life sciences and economics, using MATLAB. ... The book contains many figures and MATLAB programs ... . Each chapter is concluded with bibliographical notes and theoretical and MATLAB exercises. In a short appendix, basic results from functional analysis and ODEs are provided." (W. Huyer, Monatshefte fur Mathematik, 2013)"This is an interesting and useful textbook that introduces the reader to methods of optimal control through easily accessible exercises. It is possible to read the book with no knowledge of MATLAB and only some basic knowledge of calculus, which makes most parts truly accessible to undergraduate students."--- (Urszula Ledzewicz, SIAM Review, Vol. 53 (4), 2011)"This book is a guide for those interested in solving real world optimal control problems, including both the theoretical analysis of their mathematical models and suitable computer programs for numerical simulation. The book is self-contained. ... An extensive reference list and an index are also included. The book is intended for graduate students and researchers in mathematics, biology, economics, engineering, and other fields." (Gheorghe Morosanu, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1206, 2011)[T]his is an interesting and useful textbook that introduces the reader to methods of optimal control through easily accessible exercises. It is possible to read the book with no knowledge of MATLAB and only some basic knowledge of calculus, which makes most parts truly accessible to undergraduate students. -SIAM Read more...

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