Introduction to Infinite-Dimensional Systems Theory: A State-Space Approach

Ruth F. Curtain, Hans Zwart*

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Infinite-dimensional systems is a well established area of research with an ever increasing number of applications. Given this trend, there is a need for an introductory text treating system and control theory for this class of systems in detail. This textbook is suitable for courses focusing on the various aspects of infinite-dimensional state space theory.
This book is made accessible for mathematicians and post-graduate engineers with a minimal background in infinite-dimensional system theory. To this end, all the system theoretic concepts introduced throughout the text are illustrated by the same types of examples, namely, diffusion equations, wave and beam equations, delay equations and the new class of platoon-type systems. Other commonly met distributed and delay systems can be found in the exercise sections. Every chapter ends with such a section, containing about 30 exercises testing the theoretical concepts as well. An extensive account of the mathematical background assumed is contained in the appendix.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages752
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-07-160590-5
ISBN (Print)978-1-07-160588-2
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameTexts in Applied Mathematics book series
ISSN (Print)0939-2475
ISSN (Electronic)2196-9949


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