Control Theory for Linear Systems deals with the mathematical theory of feedback control of linear systems. It treats a wide range of control synthesis problems for linear state space systems with inputs and outputs. The book provides a treatment of these problems using state space methods, often with a geometric flavour. Its subject matter ranges from controllability and observability, stabilization, disturbance decoupling, and tracking and regulation, to linear quadratic regulation, H2 and H-infinity control, and robust stabilization. Each chapter of the book contains a series of exercises, intended to increase the reader's understanding of the material. Often, these exercises generalize and extend the material treated in the regular text.
Distributed controller design is generally a challenging task, especially for multi-agent systems with complex dynamics, due to the interconnected effect of the agent dynamics, the interaction graph among agents, and the cooperative control laws.Cooperative Control of Multi-Agent Systems: A Consensus Region Approach offers a systematic framework for designing distributed controllers for multi-agent systems with general linear agent dynamics, linear agent dynamics with uncertainties, and Lipschitz nonlinear agent dynamics.
Beginning with an introduction to cooperative control and graph theory, this monograph:
Cooperative Control of Multi-Agent Systems: A Consensus Region Approach provides a novel approach to designing distributed cooperative protocols for multi-agent systems with complex dynamics. The proposed consensus region decouples the design of the feedback gain matrices of the cooperative protocols from the communication graph and serves as a measure for the robustness of the protocols to variations of the communication graph. By exploiting the decoupling feature, adaptive cooperative protocols are presented that can be designed and implemented in a fully distributed fashion.
To satisfy demands for software systems that collect, organize and utilize pollution prevention auditing, design and implementation, hundreds of software companies have developed and are marketing software systems that perform these functions.
This book is an exhaustive survey and evaluation of the hundreds of pollution prevention software systems and serves as a practical guide for the buyer and user, as well as the managers and compliance professionals that need to know the capabilities and limitations of these systems.
The handbook opens with an overview of chemical tracking systems from the regulator's perspective, which is the driving force for implementation of such systems. The introductory chapter emphasizes the impossibility of true chemical tracking in real-world manufacturing operations, but the true need for chemical management systems.
Because cost and financial control is key to the success of pollution prevention, the handbook then presents the capabilities of available systems. The book focuses on applications such as risk assessment, remediation systems, chemical tracking/management, post pollution prevention, financial analysis, cost impact analysis; and finally, tools for waste reduction planning and control.
An essential guide for any novice or expert outdoorsman, this Duraguide will help you to identify the feeding signs, tracks, scats, burrows, dens, bedding areas and rubbings of North America's most common mammals. This handy nearly indestructible guide also includes information on making casts of tracks and features a 20 in. (50 cm) field ruler.
The four companion volumes on Dynamic Aspects of Detonations and Explosion Phenomena and Dynamics of Gaseous and Heterogeneous Combustion and Reactive Systems present 111 of the 230 papers given at the Thirteenth International Colloquium on the Dynamics of Explosions and Reactive Systems held in Nagoya, Japan. These books embrace the topics of explosions, detonations, shock phenomena, and reactive flow, as well as the gasdynamic aspects of nonsteady flow in combustion systems, the fluid mechanics aspects of combustion, and diagnostic techniques. Two of the volumes, Dynamics of Gaseous Combustion (Vol. 151) and Dynamics of Heterogeneous Combustion and Reacting Systems (Vol. 152), focus on the processes of coupling the exothermic energy release with the fluid mechanics occurring in various combination processes. The other two volumes, Dynamic Aspects of Detonations (Vol. 153) and Dynamic Aspects of Explosion Phenomena (Vol. 154), address the rate processes of energy deposition in a compressible medium and the concurrent nonsteady flow as it typically occurs in explosion phenomena.
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