Adaptive Control: Stability, Convergence, and Robustness by Shankar Sastry

By Shankar Sastry

This quantity surveys the most important effects and strategies of research within the box of adaptive keep an eye on. concentrating on linear, non-stop time, single-input, single-output structures, the authors provide a transparent, conceptual presentation of adaptive equipment, allowing a serious assessment of those thoughts and suggesting avenues of extra improvement. 1989 variation.

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