Bisimulation of dynamical systems

Arjan van der Schaft

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    A general notion of bisimulation is studied for dynamical systems. An algebraic characterization of bisimulation together, with an algorithm for computing the maximal bisimulation relation is derived using geometric control theory. Bisimulation of dynamical systems is shown to be a concept which unifies the system-theoretic concepts of state space equivalence and state space reduction, and which allows to study equivalence of systems with non-minimal state space dimension. The notion of bisimulation is especially powerful for 'non-deterministic' dynamical systems, and leads in this case to a notion of equivalence which is finer than equality of external behavior. Furthermore, by merging bisimulation of dynamical systems with bisimulation of concurrent processes a notion of structural bisimulation is developed for hybrid systems with continuous input and output variables.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationHybrid Systems: Computation and Control
    EditorsRajeev Alur, George J. Pappas
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Print)978-3-540-21259-1
    Publication statusPublished - 2004
    Event7th International Workshop on Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control, HSCC 2004 - Philadelphia, United States
    Duration: 25 Mar 200427 Mar 2004
    Conference number: 7

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


    Workshop7th International Workshop on Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control, HSCC 2004
    Abbreviated titleHSCC
    Country/TerritoryUnited States


    • EWI-16805
    • METIS-219892
    • IR-69156

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