# Optimal Control

**ISBN 13:**## 9780470633496

**ISBN 10:**## 0470633492

**Edition:**3rd**Format:**Hardcover**Copyright:**02/01/2012**Publisher:**Wiley

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### Summary

This new, updated edition of Optimal Control reflects major changes that have occurred in the field in recent years and presents, in a clear and direct way, the fundamentals of optimal control theory. It covers the major topics involving measurement, principles of optimality, dynamic programming, variational methods, Kalman filtering, and other solution techniques. To give the reader a sense of the problems that can arise in a hands-on project, the authors have updated material on optimal output feedback control, a technique used in the aerospace industry. Also included is a new chapter on Reinforcement Learning for adaptive optimal control. Relations to classical control theory are emphasized throughout the text, and a root-locus approach to steady-state controller design is included. A chapter on optimal control of polynomial systems is designed to give the reader sufficient background for further study in the field of adaptive control.