Section headings and selected papers. Algebraic Methods in Nonlinear Control Theory. Differential algebra and controllability, A Haddak. Geometric Methods in Nonlinear Control Theory. Virtual decomposition and time scale decoupling control of nonlinear systems, S Ishijima. Discrete-Time Systems. Target-directed control of nonlinear systems, R F Drenick. Input-Output Methods of Analysis and Design. Harmonic balancing using a volterra input output description, S T Glad & K Stahl. Stability and Regulation. A generalisation of the small-gain theorem for nonlinear feedback systems, D J Hill. Adaptive Control of Nonlinear Systems. Direct adaptive control of nonlinear systems, P A Cook. Variable Structure Systems. On discrete-time sliding modes, S V Drakunov & V I Utkin. Differential Inclusions. On the solution of optimization problems with inclusion constraints, J V Outrata. Optimal Control. Relaxation and optimal control of nonlinear distributed parameter systems, N S Papageorgiou. Nonlinear Control of Chemical Systems. Qualitative and control behavior of a class of chemical and biological systems, N Samardzija. Nonlinear Control of Electrical Systems. The design of linearizing outputs for induction motors, A De Luca & G Ulivi. Nonlinear Control of Mechanical Systems. Nonlinear identification and observer based compensation of friction in mechanical systems, J C Maron. Author index. Keyword index.
In the last two decades, the development of specific methodologies for the control of systems described by nonlinear mathematical models has attracted an ever increasing interest. New breakthroughs have occurred which have aided the design of nonlinear control systems. However there are still limitations which must be understood, some of which were addressed at the IFAC Symposium in Capri. The emphasis was on the methodological developments, although a number of the papers were concerned with the presentation of applications of nonlinear design philosophies to actual control problems in chemical, electrical and mechanical engineering.
For system engineers interested in the mathematics of control, theory and applications.
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