Viability Theory: New Directions / Edition 2

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $179.04
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 35%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (13) from $179.04   
  • New (10) from $180.75   
  • Used (3) from $179.04   


Viability theory designs and develops mathematical and algorithmic methods for investigating the adaptation to viability constraints of evolutions governed by complex systems under uncertainty that are found in many domains involving living beings, from biological evolution to economics, from environmental sciences to financial markets, from control theory and robotics to cognitive sciences. It involves interdisciplinary investigations spanning fields that have traditionally developed in isolation. The purpose of this book is to present an initiation to applications of viability theory, explaining and motivating the main concepts and illustrating them with numerous numerical examples taken from various fields.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
From the reviews of the second edition:

“This comprehensive book of more than 800 pages has many purposes. … who want to learn the theory and may be interested in its research potential will also be quite happy with the book. … authors have made their book very lively by providing quotations and pictures of famous scientists and writers … . great reference for many types of readers: mathematicians, application-oriented users, and even science historians interested in the evolution of science and its cultural aspects. It will certainly motivate young scientists … .” (Alain Bensoussan, Mathematical Reviews, January, 2011)

“This is the second edition of the well-known monograph. It is devoted to the viability theory and algorithmic methods for investigation of the adaptation of complex systems with uncertainties. Such systems can be found in biology, economics, environmental sciences, final markets, control theory, robotics etc. … The monograph contains many unpublished results and is addressed to graduate students and scientists.” (Tadeusz Kaczorek, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1238, 2012)

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783642166839
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 7/19/2011
  • Edition description: 2nd ed. 2011
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 830
  • Product dimensions: 6.35 (w) x 9.29 (h) x 1.84 (d)

Table of Contents

Overview and Organization.- Viability Kernels and Examples: Viability and Capturability.- Viability Problems in Robotics.- Viability and Dynamic Intertemporal Optimality.- Avoiding Skylla and Charybdis.- Inertia Functions, Viability Oscillators and Hysteresis.- Management of Renewable Resources.- Mathematical Properties of Viability Kernels: Connection Basins.- Local and Asymptotic Properties of Equilibria.- Viability and Capturability Properties of Evolutionary Systems.- Regulation of Control Systems.- Restoring Viability.- First-Order Partial Differential Equations: Viability Solutions to Hamilton-Jacobi Equations.- Regulation of Traffic.- Illustrations in Finance and Economics.- Viability Solutions to Conservation Laws.- Viability Solutions to Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman Equations.- Appendices: Set-Valued Analysis at a Glance.- Convergence and Viability Theorems.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)