On the Existence of Optimal Controls

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L. Markus

University of Minnesota, Department of Mathematics, Minneapolis, Minn.

E. B. Lee

Minneapolis-Honeywell Regulator Company, Minneapolis, Minn.

J. Basic Eng 84(1), 13-20 (Mar 01, 1962) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3657236 History: Received March 01, 1961; Online November 04, 2011


The problem of existence of various types of optimum controls for controlling processes which are described by ordinary differential equation models is considered. The results presented enable one to test if there does exist an optimum control in the class of controls under consideration before proceeding to the construction of an optimal control.

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