
Accession Number : AD0725047
Title : Comparison Between Various Gradient Algorithms in Control Theory. Part 2. Combined GradientRestoration Algorithms,
Corporate Author : RICE UNIV HOUSTON TEX AEROASTRONAUTICS GROUP
Personal Author(s) : Pritchard,Robert E.
Report Date : JUN 1971
Pagination or Media Count : 26
Abstract : Two different approaches to the formulation of combined gradientrestoration algorithms in control theory are compared. The viewpoints compared are those of Miele and Bryson. Each derivation is presented separately and is applied to the simplest problem of the calculus of variations, that of minimizing a line integral, the endpoints being fixed. It is concluded that Miele's viewpoint is conceptually simpler, and the resulting algorithm is easier to implement than Bryson's algorithm. (Author)
Descriptors : (*CONTROL SYSTEMS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), (*CALCULUS OF VARIATIONS, PROBLEM SOLVING), DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, NUMERICAL INTEGRATION, ALGORITHMS, OPTIMIZATION
Subject Categories : Theoretical Mathematics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE