
Accession Number : AD0753129
Title : Gradient Methods for Dual Optimal Control and MaxMin Problems.
Descriptive Note : Technical summary rept.,
Corporate Author : WISCONSIN UNIV MADISON MATHEMATICS RESEARCH CENTER
Personal Author(s) : Barnes,Earl R.
Report Date : SEP 1972
Pagination or Media Count : 30
Abstract : The author considers two maxmin problems. The first problem arises in optimal control theory when duality is used to reduce certain problems having a large number of nonlinear constraints to a sequence of problems, each having only one nonlinear constraint. The second problem is a variational problem for determining the optimum taper of a cooling fin. The principal aim is to describe and prove convergence of certain gradient procedures for solving these problems numerically. (Author)
Descriptors : (*ADAPTIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS, INEQUALITIES, CONVERGENCE, TRAJECTORIES, GRAVITY, THEOREMS, CALCULUS OF VARIATIONS, FINS, COOLING
Subject Categories : Theoretical Mathematics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE