Accession Number : AD0607865

Title :   NONLINEAR CONTROL SYSTEM STABILITY VIA THE SECOND METHOD OF LYAPUNOV,

Corporate Author : TRW SPACE TECHNOLOGY LABS LOS ANGELES CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Timothy,L. K.

Report Date : 01 SEP 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 64

Abstract : The 'second method of Lyapunov' is, at present, the most general approach to investigating the stability of ordinary differential equations (linear or nonlinear with time varying coefficients). This disseration was primarily concerned with two areas: (1) To communicate to the engineer the basic principles of Lyapunov and (2) To demonstrate a rather general, but concise, approach to applying Lyapunov to the study of control systems.

Descriptors :   (*CONTROL SYSTEMS, STABILITY), NONLINEAR SYSTEMS, REAL TIME, DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, INVARIANCE

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE