The twenty-one invited chapters in this book are an outgrowth of a workshop to honor Anthony N. Michel on the occasion of his retirement. The workshop provided a venue for researchers, colleagues, friends, and students to pay tribute to Michel's significant contributions to the systems and control community; at the same time, the workshop also served as a forum to explore topics and applications related to the stability and control of dynamical systems.
His work is characterized both by great depth, as exemplified by his contributions to stability theory of dynamical systems, and by great breadth, as demonstrated by the wide range of problems he has addressed.
The chapters are thematically organized into three main areas related to Michel's work. Part 1 contains seven chapters examining issues in stability analysis of dynamical systems; Part 2 includes six chapters dealing with artificial neural networks and signal processing; Part 3 contains eight chapters treating power systems and control systems.