An Introduction to Hybrid Dynamical Systems / Edition 1 available in Paperback
This book is about dynamical systems that are thybridv in the sense th at they contain both continuous and discrete state variables. Recently there has been increased research interest in the study of the intera ction between discrete and continuous dynamics. The present volume pro vides a first attempt in book form to bring together concepts and meth ods dealing with hybrid systems from various areas, and to look at the se from a unified perspective. The authors have chosen a mode of expos ition that is largely based on illustrative examples rather than on th e abstract theorem-proof format because the systematic study of hybrid systems is still in its infancy. The examples are taken from many dif ferent application areas, ranging from power converters to communicati on protocols and from chaos to mathematical finance.
Table of Contents
Modeling of hybrid systems.- Examples of hybrid dynamical systems.- Variable-structure systems .- Complimentarity systems.- Analysis of hybrid systems.- Hybrid control design.- Biblioraphy.- Index.