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An Introduction to Optimal Control Problems in Life Sciences

An Introduction to Optimal Control Problems in Life Sciences and Economics: From Mathematical Models to Numerical Simulation with MATLAB

Written for graduate and advanced undergraduate courses in mathematics, physics, engineering, and computer science, this book introduces and builds on methods for simulating and tackling problems in a variety of applied sciences. Emphasizing "learning by doing," the authors focus on examples and applications to real-world problems, stressing concepts and minimizing technicalities. Topics covered include Pontryagin’s principle, maximizing total consumption, stock management, and diffusion in mathematical models. This text is also available as an e-book (ISBN 978-0-8176-8098-5).

An introduction to MATLAB is included, and MATLAB is used to solve many application examples. In addition, a supplemental set of MATLAB code files is available for download.

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About This Book

Sebastian Aniţa, University “Al.I. Cuza” Iaşi
Viorel Arnaŭtu, University “Al.I. Cuza” Iaşi
Vincenzo Capasso, University of Milano

Birkhäuser, 2010

ISBN: 978-0-8176-8097-8
Language: English