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Advanced Mathematical Tools for Automatic Control Engineers: Volume 2 - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080446738, 9780080914039

Advanced Mathematical Tools for Automatic Control Engineers: Volume 2

1st Edition

Stochastic Systems

Author: Alex Poznyak
Hardcover ISBN: 9780080446738
eBook ISBN: 9780080914039
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 4th September 2009
Page Count: 567
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Advanced Mathematical Tools for Automatic Control Engineers, Volume 2: Stochastic Techniques provides comprehensive discussions on statistical tools for control engineers.

The book is divided into four main parts. Part I discusses the fundamentals of probability theory, covering probability spaces, random variables, mathematical expectation, inequalities, and characteristic functions. Part II addresses discrete time processes, including the concepts of random sequences, martingales, and limit theorems. Part III covers continuous time stochastic processes, namely Markov processes, stochastic integrals, and stochastic differential equations. Part IV presents applications of stochastic techniques for dynamic models and filtering, prediction, and smoothing problems. It also discusses the stochastic approximation method and the robust stochastic maximum principle.

Key Features

  • Provides comprehensive theory of matrices, real, complex and functional analysis
  • Provides practical examples of modern optimization methods that can be effectively used in variety of real-world applications
  • Contains worked proofs of all theorems and propositions presented


Undergraduate, graduate, research students of automotive control engineering, aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering and control in Chemical engineering.

Table of Contents


Notations and Symbols

List of Figures

List of Tables

Part I Basics of Probability

Chapter 1 Probability Space

1.1 Set operations, algebras and sigma-algebras

1.2 Measurable and probability spaces

1.3 Borel algebra and probability measures

1.4 Independence and conditional probability

Chapter 2 Random Variables

2.1 Measurable functions and random variables

2.2 Transformation of distributions

2.3 Continuous random variables

Chapter 3 Mathematical Expectation

3.1 Definition of mathematical expectation

3.2 Calculation of mathematical expectation

3.3 Covariance, correlation and independence

Chapter 4 Basic Probabilistic Inequalities

4.1 Moment-type inequalities

4.2 Probability inequalities for maxima of Partial sums

4.3 Inequalities between moments of sums and summands

Chapter 5 Characteristic Functions

5.1 Definitions and examples

5.2 Basic properties of characteristic functions

5.3 Uniqueness and inversion

Part II Discrete Time Processes

Chapter 6 Random Sequences

6.1 Random process in discrete and continuous time

6.2 Infinitely often events

6.3 Properties of Lebesgue integral with probabilistic measure

6.4 Convergence

Chapter 7 Martingales

7.1 Conditional expectation relative to a sigma-algebra

7.2 Martingales and related concepts

7.3 Main martingale inequalities

7.4 Convergence

Chapter 8 Limit Theorems as Invariant Laws

8.1 Characteristics of dependence

8.2 Law of large numbers

8.3 Central limit theorem

8.4 Logarithmic iterative law

Part III Continuous Time Processes

Chapter 9 Basic Properties of Continuous Time Processes

9.1 Main definitions

9.2 Second-order processes

9.3 Processes with orthogonal and independent increments

Chapter 10 Markov Processes

10.1 Definition of Markov property

10.2 Chapman–Kolmogorov equation and transition function

10.3 Diffusion processes

10.4 Markov chains

Chapter 11 Stochastic Integrals

11.1 Time-integral of a sample-path

11.2 λ-stochastic integrals

11.3 The Itô stochastic integral

11.4 The Stratonovich stochastic integral

Chapter 12 Stochastic Differential Equations

12.1 Solution as a stochastic process

12.2 Solutions as diffusion processes

12.3 Reducing by change of variables

12.4 Linear stochastic differential equations

Part IV Applications

Chapter 13 Parametric Identification

13.1 Introduction

13.2 Some models of dynamic processes

13.3 LSM estimating

13.4 Convergence analysis

13.5 Information bounds for identification methods

13.6 Efficient estimates

13.7 Robustification of identification procedures

Chapter 14 Filtering, Prediction and Smoothing

14.1 Estimation of random vectors

14.2 State-estimating of linear discrete-time processes

14.3 State-estimating of linear continuous-time processes

Chapter 15 Stochastic Approximation

15.1 Outline of chapter

15.2 Stochastic nonlinear regression

15.3 Stochastic optimization

Chapter 16 Robust Stochastic Control

16.1 Introduction

16.2 Problem setting

16.3 Robust stochastic maximum principle

16.4 Proof of Theorem 16.1

16.5 Discussion

16.6 Finite uncertainty set

16.7 Min-Max LQ-control

16.8 Conclusion




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About the Author

Alex Poznyak

Alexander Poznyak is Professor and Department Head of Automatic Control at CINESTAV of IPN in Mexico. He graduated from Moscow Physical Technical Institute in 1970, and earned Ph.D. and Doctoral Degrees from the Institute of Control Sciences of Russian Academy of Sciences in 1978 and 1989, respectively. He has directed 23 Ph.D. theses, and published more than 120 papers and 9 books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Department Head of Automatic Control, CINESTAV of IPN, Mexico


"This is a very well-written introduction to the basics of probability theory, stochastic analysis and their applications. Automatic control engineers will surely find much valuable material on different topics of modern and classical mathematics related to system and automatic control theories. In addition, this book may well serve as a reference book for researchers in applied probability theory and stochastic analysis…. Overall, this book is self-contained, well-organized, and clearly presented. It is a welcome addition to the existing collection of books in the field of probability and stochastic analysis, booth as a textbook at the graduate level and a reference book for researchers in this area." --Mathematical Reviews

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