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Course number and title: EEM240C Optimal Control
Credits: 4
Instructor(s)-in-charge: Not offered in 2011-12
Course type: Lecture
Required or Elective: A Signals and Systems course.
Course Schedule:
Lecture: 4 hrs/week.
Outside Study: 8 hrs/week.
Office Hours: 2 hrs/week.
Course Assessment:
Homework: Several assignments.
Exams: 1 midterm and 1 final examination.
Grading Policy: Typically, 25% homework, 25% midterm, and 50% final.
Course Prerequisites: EE240B
Catalog Description: Applications of variational methods, Pontryagin maximum principle, Hamilton/Jacobi/Bellman equation (dynamic programming) to optimal control of dynamic systems modeled by nonlinear ordinary differential equations.  
Textbook and any related course material:
Lee and Markus, Foundations of Optimal Control Theory, Krieger,1986.
Athans & Falb, Optimal Control, McGraw-Hill, 1966.
Fleming and Rishel, Deterministic and Stochastic Optimal Control, Springer, 1975.
Bryson and Ho, Applied Optimal Control, Halsted Press, 1974.
Luenberger, Optimization by Vector Space Methods, Wiley, 1968.
Course Website
Topics covered in the course:
Formulation of optimal control problems.
Optimal control via classical calculus of variations.
Optimal control of linear systems with convex cost functionals via variational inequalities.
Time-optimal control problems for linear and nonlinear systems.
General optimal control problems.
Will this course involve computer assignments? NO Will this course have TA(s) when it is offered? NO

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