Performance and Constraint Satisfaction in Robust Economic Model Predictive Control

Author: Florian A. Bayer

Publisher: Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH

ISBN: 3832545735

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: N.A

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In this thesis, we develop a novel framework for model predictive control (MPC) which combines the concepts of robust MPC and economic MPC. The goal of this thesis is to develop and analyze MPC schemes for nonlinear discrete-time systems which explicitly consider the influence of disturbances on arbitrary performance criteria. Instead of regarding the two aspects separately, we propose robust economic MPC approaches that integrate information which is available about the disturbance directly into the economic framework. In more detail, we develop three concepts which differ in which information about the disturbance is used and how this information is taken into account. Furthermore, we provide a thorough theoretical analysis for each of the three approaches. To this end, we present results on the asymptotic average performance as well as on optimal operating regimes. Optimal operating regimes are closely related to the notion of dissipativity, which is therefore analyzed for the presented concepts. Under suitable assumptions, results on necessity and sufficiency of dissipativity for optimal steady-state operation are established for all three robust economic MPC concepts. A detailed discussion is provided which compares the different performance statements derived for the approaches as well as the respective notions of dissipativity.

Rough Sets

International Joint Conference, IJCRS 2016, Santiago de Chile, Chile, October 7–11, 2016, Proceedings

Author: Víctor Flores,Fernando Gomide,Andrzej Janusz,Claudio Meneses,Duoqian Miao,Georg Peters,Dominik Ślęzak,Guoyin Wang,Richard Weber,Yiyu Yao

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319471600

Category: Computers

Page: 592

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Rough Sets, IJCRS 2016, held in Santiago de Chile, Chile, in October 2016. The 46 revised full papers presented together with 7 keynotes, tutorials and expert papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 108 submissions. The papers are grouped in topical sections on Rough Sets, Approximation and Granulation; Rough Sets, Non-Determinism and Incompleteness; Rough Sets and Three-way Decisions; Fuzziness and Similarity in Knowledge Representation; Machine Learning and Decision Making; Ranking and Clustering; Derivation and Application of Rules and Trees; Derivation and Application of Feature Subsets.

Logics in Artificial Intelligence

15th European Conference, JELIA 2016, Larnaca, Cyprus, November 9-11, 2016, Proceedings

Author: Loizos Michael,Antonis Kakas

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319487582

Category: Computers

Page: 586

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This book constitutes the proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Logics in Artificial Intelligence, JELIA 2016, held in Larnaca, Cyprus, in November 2015. The 32 full papers and 10 short papers included in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 88 submissions. The accepted papers span a number of areas within Logics in AI, including: belief revision, answer set programming, argumentation, probabilistic reasoning, handling inconsistencies, temporal logics and planning, description logics, and decidability and complexity results.

Algebraic Topology

Author: Allen Hatcher

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521795401

Category: Mathematics

Page: 544

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An introductory textbook suitable for use in a course or for self-study, featuring broad coverage of the subject and a readable exposition, with many examples and exercises.

Topological Recursion and its Influence in Analysis, Geometry, and Topology

Author: Chiu-Chu Melissa Liu,Motohico Mulase

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 1470435411

Category: Topology

Page: 549

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This volume contains the proceedings of the 2016 AMS von Neumann Symposium on Topological Recursion and its Influence in Analysis, Geometry, and Topology, which was held from July 4–8, 2016, at the Hilton Charlotte University Place, Charlotte, North Carolina. The papers contained in the volume present a snapshot of rapid and rich developments in the emerging research field known as topological recursion. It has its origin around 2004 in random matrix theory and also in Mirzakhani's work on the volume of moduli spaces of hyperbolic surfaces. Topological recursion has played a fundamental role in connecting seemingly unrelated areas of mathematics such as matrix models, enumeration of Hurwitz numbers and Grothendieck's dessins d'enfants, Gromov-Witten invariants, the A-polynomials and colored polynomial invariants of knots, WKB analysis, and quantization of Hitchin moduli spaces. In addition to establishing these topics, the volume includes survey papers on the most recent key accomplishments: discovery of the unexpected relation to semi-simple cohomological field theories and a solution to the remodeling conjecture. It also provides a glimpse into the future research direction; for example, connections with the Airy structures, modular functors, Hurwitz-Frobenius manifolds, and ELSV-type formulas.

Topological Methods in Group Theory

Author: N. Broaddus,M. Davis,J.-F. Lafont,I. J. Ortiz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108530508

Category: Mathematics

Page: N.A

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This volume collects the proceedings of the conference 'Topological methods in group theory', held at Ohio State University in 2014 in honor of Ross Geoghegan's 70th birthday. It consists of eleven peer-reviewed papers on some of the most recent developments at the interface of topology and geometric group theory. The authors have given particular attention to clear exposition, making this volume especially useful for graduate students and for mathematicians in other areas interested in gaining a taste of this rich and active field. A wide cross-section of topics in geometric group theory and topology are represented, including left-orderable groups, groups defined by automata, connectivity properties and Σ-invariants of groups, amenability and non-amenability problems, and boundaries of certain groups. Also included are topics that are more geometric or topological in nature, such as the geometry of simplices, decomposition complexity of certain groups, and problems in shape theory.

Topology for Analysis

Author: Albert Wilansky

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486469034

Category: Mathematics

Page: 383

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Starting with the first principles of topology, this volume advances to general analysis. Three levels of examples and problems make it appropriate for students and professionals. Abundant exercises, ordered and numbered by degree of difficulty, illustrate important concepts, and a 40-page appendix includes tables of theorems and counterexamples. 1970 edition.

Differential Geometry, Global Analysis, and Topology

Proceedings of a Special Session of the Canadian Mathematical Society Summer Meeting Held June 1-3, 1990

Author: Canadian Mathematical Society. Summer Meeting,Andrew J. Nicas

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9780821860175

Category: Mathematics

Page: 185

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This book contains the proceedings of a special session on differential geometry, global analysis, and topology, held during the Summer Meeting of the Canadian Mathematical Society in June 1990 at Dalhousie University in Halifax. The session featured many fascinating talks on topics of current interest. The articles collected here reflect the diverse interests of the participants but are united by the common theme of the interplay among geometry, global analysis, and topology. Some of the topics include applications to low dimensional manifolds, control theory, integrable systems, Lie algebras of operators, and algebraic geometry. Readers will appreciate the insight the book provides into some recent trends in these areas.

The Role of Topology in Materials

Author: Sanju Gupta,Avadh Saxena

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319765965

Category: Science

Page: 297

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This book presents the most important advances in the class of topological materials and discusses the topological characterization, modeling and metrology of materials. Further, it addresses currently emerging characterization techniques such as optical and acoustic, vibrational spectroscopy (Brillouin, infrared, Raman), electronic, magnetic, fluorescence correlation imaging, laser lithography, small angle X-ray and neutron scattering and other techniques, including site-selective nanoprobes. The book analyzes the topological aspects to identify and quantify these effects in terms of topology metrics. The topological materials are ubiquitous and range from (i) de novo nanoscale allotropes of carbons in various forms such as nanotubes, nanorings, nanohorns, nanowalls, peapods, graphene, etc. to (ii) metallo-organic frameworks, (iii) helical gold nanotubes, (iv) Möbius conjugated polymers, (v) block co-polymers, (vi) supramolecular assemblies, to (vii) a variety of biological and soft-matter systems, e.g. foams and cellular materials, vesicles of different shapes and genera, biomimetic membranes, and filaments, (viii) topological insulators and topological superconductors, (ix) a variety of Dirac materials including Dirac and Weyl semimetals, as well as (x) knots and network structures. Topological databases and algorithms to model such materials have been also established in this book. In order to understand and properly characterize these important emergent materials, it is necessary to go far beyond the traditional paradigm of microscopic structure–property–function relationships to a paradigm that explicitly incorporates topological aspects from the outset to characterize and/or predict the physical properties and currently untapped functionalities of these advanced materials. Simulation and modeling tools including quantum chemistry, molecular dynamics, 3D visualization and tomography are also indispensable. These concepts have found applications in condensed matter physics, materials science and engineering, physical chemistry and biophysics, and the various topics covered in the book have potential applications in connection with novel synthesis techniques, sensing and catalysis. As such, the book offers a unique resource for graduate students and researchers alike.

Allgemeine Topologie

Author: René Bartsch

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110406187

Category: Mathematics

Page: 322

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This work presents fundamental ideas and concepts through simple examples, and subsequently develops them in a systematic way. Important terminology is clearly defined. The work is organized according to the “learn & check” model, with practice exercises at every important juncture along with suggested solutions at the end of each chapter.

Advances in Topological Quantum Field Theory

Proceedings of the NATO Adavanced Research Workshop on New Techniques in Topological Quantum Field Theory, Kananaskis Village, Canada 22 - 26 August 2001

Author: John M. Bryden

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402027729

Category: Mathematics

Page: 354

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This volume is the conference proceedings of the NATO ARW during August 2001 at Kananaskis Village, Canada on 'New Techniques in Topological Quantum Field Theory'. This conference brought together specialists from a number of different fields all related to Topological Quantum Field Theory. The theme of this conference was to attempt to find new methods in quantum topology from the interaction with specialists in these other fields. The featured articles include papers by V. Vassiliev on combinatorial formulas for cohomology of spaces of Knots, the computation of Ohtsuki series by N. Jacoby and R. Lawrence, and a paper by M. Asaeda and J. Przytycki on the torsion conjecture for Khovanov homology by Shumakovitch. Moreover, there are articles on more classical topics related to manifolds and braid groups by such well known authors as D. Rolfsen, H. Zieschang and F. Cohen.

Network Topology in Command and Control: Organization, Operation, and Evolution

Organization, Operation, and Evolution

Author: Grant, T. J.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466660597

Category: Computers

Page: 320

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Over the past decade, the Command and Control (C2) field has been making a transformation from top-down, directive command to Network Centric Operations (NCO), peer-to-peer negation, self-synchronization, and agility. As the terms NCO and NEC suggest, C2 systems are regarded as networks, rather than a hierarchy. Accordingly, it is appropriate to view the C2 process and C2 systems through the lens of network theory. Network Topology in Command and Control: Organization, Operation, and Evolution aims to connect the fields of C2 and network science. Featuring timely research on topics pertaining to the C2 network evolution, security, and modeling, this publication is ideal for reference use by students, academicians, and security professionals in the fields of C2 and network science.

Einführung in die Geometrie und Topologie

Author: Werner Ballmann

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3034809018

Category: Mathematics

Page: 162

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Das Buch bietet eine Einführung in die Topologie, Differentialtopologie und Differentialgeometrie. Es basiert auf Manuskripten, die in verschiedenen Vorlesungszyklen erprobt wurden. Im ersten Kapitel werden grundlegende Begriffe und Resultate aus der mengentheoretischen Topologie bereitgestellt. Eine Ausnahme hiervon bildet der Jordansche Kurvensatz, der für Polygonzüge bewiesen wird und eine erste Idee davon vermitteln soll, welcher Art tiefere topologische Probleme sind. Im zweiten Kapitel werden Mannigfaltigkeiten und Liesche Gruppen eingeführt und an einer Reihe von Beispielen veranschaulicht. Diskutiert werden auch Tangential- und Vektorraumbündel, Differentiale, Vektorfelder und Liesche Klammern von Vektorfeldern. Weiter vertieft wird diese Diskussion im dritten Kapitel, in dem die de Rhamsche Kohomologie und das orientierte Integral eingeführt und der Brouwersche Fixpunktsatz, der Jordan-Brouwersche Zerlegungssatz und die Integralformel von Stokes bewiesen werden. Das abschließende vierte Kapitel ist den Grundlagen der Differentialgeometrie gewidmet. Entlang der Entwicklungslinien, die die Geometrie der Kurven und Untermannigfaltigkeiten in Euklidischen Räumen durchlaufen hat, werden Zusammenhänge und Krümmung, die zentralen Konzepte der Differentialgeometrie, diskutiert. Den Höhepunkt bilden die Gaussgleichungen, die Version des theorema egregium von Gauss für Untermannigfaltigkeiten beliebiger Dimension und Kodimension. Das Buch richtet sich in erster Linie an Mathematik- und Physikstudenten im zweiten und dritten Studienjahr und ist als Vorlage für ein- oder zweisemestrige Vorlesungen geeignet.

Differential and Symplectic Topology of Knots and Curves

Author: Serge Tabachnikov

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9780821813546

Category: Mathematics

Page: 286

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This book presents a collection of papers on two related topics: topology of knots and knot-like objects (such as curves on surfaces) and topology of Legendrian knots and links in 3-dimensional contact manifolds. Featured is the work of international experts in knot theory ('quantum' knot invariants, knot invariants of finite type), in symplectic and contact topology, and in singularity theory. The interplay of diverse methods from these fields makes this volume unique in the study of Legendrian knots and knot-like objects such as wave fronts. A particularly enticing feature of the volume is its international significance. The volume successfully embodies a fine collaborative effort by worldwide experts from Belgium, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, Poland, Russia, Sweden, the U.K., and the U.S.

Lehrbuch der Algebra

Mit lebendigen Beispielen, ausführlichen Erläuterungen und zahlreichen Bildern

Author: Gerd Fischer

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3834894559

Category: Mathematics

Page: 404

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Dieses ausführlich geschriebene Lehrbuch eignet sich als Begleittext zu einer einführenden Vorlesung über Algebra. Die Themenkreise sind Gruppen als Methode zum Studium von Symmetrien verschiedener Art, Ringe mit besonderem Gewicht auf Fragen der Teilbarkeit und schließlich als Schwerpunkt Körpererweiterungen und Galois-Theorie als Grundlage für die Lösung klassischer Probleme zur Berechnung der Nullstellen von Polynomen und zur Möglichkeit geometrischer Konstruktionen.

Topological Fixed Point Theory for Singlevalued and Multivalued Mappings and Applications

Author: Afif Ben Amar,Donal O'Regan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319319485

Category: Mathematics

Page: 194

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This is a monograph covering topological fixed point theory for several classes of single and multivalued maps. The authors begin by presenting basic notions in locally convex topological vector spaces. Special attention is then devoted to weak compactness, in particular to the theorems of Eberlein–Šmulian, Grothendick and Dunford–Pettis. Leray–Schauder alternatives and eigenvalue problems for decomposable single-valued nonlinear weakly compact operators in Dunford–Pettis spaces are considered, in addition to some variants of Schauder, Krasnoselskii, Sadovskii, and Leray–Schauder type fixed point theorems for different classes of weakly sequentially continuous operators on general Banach spaces. The authors then proceed with an examination of Sadovskii, Furi–Pera, and Krasnoselskii fixed point theorems and nonlinear Leray–Schauder alternatives in the framework of weak topologies and involving multivalued mappings with weakly sequentially closed graph. These results are formulated in terms of axiomatic measures of weak noncompactness. The authors continue to present some fixed point theorems in a nonempty closed convex of any Banach algebras or Banach algebras satisfying a sequential condition (P) for the sum and the product of nonlinear weakly sequentially continuous operators, and illustrate the theory by considering functional integral and partial differential equations. The existence of fixed points, nonlinear Leray–Schauder alternatives for different classes of nonlinear (ws)-compact operators (weakly condensing, 1-set weakly contractive, strictly quasi-bounded) defined on an unbounded closed convex subset of a Banach space are also discussed. The authors also examine the existence of nonlinear eigenvalues and eigenvectors, as well as the surjectivity of quasibounded operators. Finally, some approximate fixed point theorems for multivalued mappings defined on Banach spaces. Weak and strong topologies play a role here and both bounded and unbounded regions are considered. The authors explicate a method developed to indicate how to use approximate fixed point theorems to prove the existence of approximate Nash equilibria for non-cooperative games. Fixed point theory is a powerful and fruitful tool in modern mathematics and may be considered as a core subject in nonlinear analysis. In the last 50 years, fixed point theory has been a flourishing area of research. As such, the monograph begins with an overview of these developments before gravitating towards topics selected to reflect the particular interests of the authors.


The Urban Utopia in France, 1960-1970

Author: Larry Busbea

Publisher: Mit Press


Category: Architecture

Page: 229

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In this first study of the French avant-garde tendency known as spatial urbanism, Larry Busbea analyzes projects by artists and architects (including the most famous spatial practitioner, Yona Friedman) and explores texts (many of which have never before been translated from the French) by Michel Ragon, the influential founder of the Groupe International d'Architecture Prospective (GIAP), Victor Vasarely, and others.

Differentialgeometrie, Topologie und Physik

Author: Mikio Nakahara

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662453002

Category: Science

Page: 597

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Differentialgeometrie und Topologie sind wichtige Werkzeuge für die Theoretische Physik. Insbesondere finden sie Anwendung in den Gebieten der Astrophysik, der Teilchen- und Festkörperphysik. Das vorliegende beliebte Buch, das nun erstmals ins Deutsche übersetzt wurde, ist eine ideale Einführung für Masterstudenten und Forscher im Bereich der theoretischen und mathematischen Physik. - Im ersten Kapitel bietet das Buch einen Überblick über die Pfadintegralmethode und Eichtheorien. - Kapitel 2 beschäftigt sich mit den mathematischen Grundlagen von Abbildungen, Vektorräumen und der Topologie. - Die folgenden Kapitel beschäftigen sich mit fortgeschritteneren Konzepten der Geometrie und Topologie und diskutieren auch deren Anwendungen im Bereich der Flüssigkristalle, bei suprafluidem Helium, in der ART und der bosonischen Stringtheorie. - Daran anschließend findet eine Zusammenführung von Geometrie und Topologie statt: es geht um Faserbündel, characteristische Klassen und Indextheoreme (u.a. in Anwendung auf die supersymmetrische Quantenmechanik). - Die letzten beiden Kapitel widmen sich der spannendsten Anwendung von Geometrie und Topologie in der modernen Physik, nämlich den Eichfeldtheorien und der Analyse der Polakov'schen bosonischen Stringtheorie aus einer gemetrischen Perspektive. Mikio Nakahara studierte an der Universität Kyoto und am King’s in London Physik sowie klassische und Quantengravitationstheorie. Heute ist er Physikprofessor an der Kinki-Universität in Osaka (Japan), wo er u. a. über topologische Quantencomputer forscht. Diese Buch entstand aus einer Vorlesung, die er während Forschungsaufenthalten an der University of Sussex und an der Helsinki University of Sussex gehalten hat.