Optimal Control of Nonlinear Processes: With Applications in Drugs, Corruption, and Terror / Edition 1

Optimal Control of Nonlinear Processes: With Applications in Drugs, Corruption, and Terror / Edition 1

by Dieter Grass, Jonathan P. Caulkins, Gustav Feichtinger, Gernot Tragler
     
 

This volume is designed to be a lively introduction to the mathematics of this rapidly advancing subject, and a bridge to a number of hot topics in the economics of crime for current scholars.

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This volume is designed to be a lively introduction to the mathematics of this rapidly advancing subject, and a bridge to a number of hot topics in the economics of crime for current scholars.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540776468
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
09/17/2008
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
552
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Background.- Continuous-Time Dynamical Systems.- Applied Optimal Control.- Tour d'Horizon: Optimal Control.- The Path to Deeper Insight: From Lagrange to Pontryagin.- Multiple Equilibria, Points of Indifference, and Thresholds.- Advanced Topics.- Higher-Dimensional Models.- Numerical Methods for Discounted Systems of Infinite Horizon.- Extensions of the Maximum Principle.- Appendices.- Mathematical Background.- Derivations and Proofs of Technical Results.

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