1R6. Optimal Control Systems. - DS Naidu (Idaho State Univ, Pocatello ID). CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton FL. 2003. 433 pp. ISBN 0-8493-0892-5. $99.95.

Reviewed by I Kolmanovsky (Sci Res Lab, MD-2036, Ford Motor Co, 2101 Village Rd, Dearborn MI 48124).

The book, Optimal Control Systems, by DS Naidu provides an introduction to key concepts and methods of the optimal control theory for deterministic continuous-time and discrete-time finite-dimensional dynamic systems. The material of the book is based on the author’s experience teaching graduate level optimal control courses and has grown out of the lecture notes used by the author in these courses.

After an Introduction (the first chapter of the book), the second chapter describes in detail the main ideas in the calculus of variations (culminating in the study of Euler-Lagrange equations and second variation-based Legendre conditions) and seamlessly...
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