5R19. Optimal Control: An Introduction. - A Locatelli (Dept di Elettronica e Informazione, Politecnico di Milano, Piazza L da Vinci 32, Milano, 20133, Italy). Birkhauser Verlag AG, Basel, Switzerland. 2001. 294 pp. ISBN 3-7643-6408-4.

Reviewed by S Sieniutycz (Dept of Chem Eng, Fac of Chem Eng, Warsaw Univ of Tech, 1 Warynskiego St, Warszawa, 00-645, Poland).

Optimization is the collective process of finding the set of conditions required to achieve the best result from a given situation. Frequently its teaching is connected to an extent with control science as the field which has attained a high level of competence in advanced design of practical devices, complex industrial systems, robotics, and flying objects. Extensive research in dynamic optimization, especially with reference to robust control problems, has caused it to be regarded as valuable source of numerous useful, powerful, and flexible tools...

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