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Author Tucsnak, Marius.

Title Observation and control for operator semigroups / Marius Tucsnak, George Weiss
Published Basel ; Boston : Birkhäuser, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 483 pages) : illustrations
Series Birkhäuser advanced texts
Birkhäuser advanced texts.
Contents Preface -- 1. Finite-dimensional Systems -- 2. Operator Semigroups -- 3. Semigroups of Contractions -- 4. Control and Observation Operators -- 5. Observability -- 6. Observation for the Wave Equation -- 7. Non-harmonic Fourier Series and Exact Observability -- 8. Observability for Parabolic Equations -- 9. Boundary Control Systems -- 10. Controllability -- Appendices -- References
Summary This book studies observation and control operators for linear systems where the free evolution of the state can be described by an operator semigroup on a Hilbert space. The emphasis is on well-posedness, observability and controllability properties. The abstract results are supported by a large number of examples coming mostly from partial differential equations. These examples are worked out in detail. This book is meant to be an elementary introduction in this theory. The first meaning of "elementary'' is that the text is aimed to be accessible to any reader familiar with linear algebra, calculus, the basics of Hilbert spaces and differential equations. We introduce everything needed on operator semigroups and most of the background used is summarized in the Appendices, often with proofs. The second meaning of "elementary'' is that we only cover results for which we can provide complete proofs. In our bibliographic comments we mention some of the more advanced results, for example those based on microlocal analysis
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 459-474) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Linear operators.
Semigroups of operators.
Form Electronic book
Author Weiss, George, 1956-
LC no. 2008941510
ISBN 376438994X (e-isbn)
9783764389949 (e-isbn)