Normed Spaces.- Convex sets and functions.- Weak topologies.- Convex analysis.- Banach spaces.- Lebesgue spaces.- Hilbert spaces.- Additional exercises for Part I.- Optimization and multipliers.- Generalized gradients.- Proximal analysis.- Invariance and monotonicity.- Additional exercises for Part II.- The classical theory.- Nonsmooth extremals.- Absolutely continuous solutions.- The multiplier rule.- Nonsmooth Lagrangians.- Hamilton-Jacobi methods.- Additional exercises for Part III.- Multiple integrals.- Necessary conditions.- Existence and regularity.- Inductive methods.- Differential inclusions.- Additional exercises for Part IV.
Functional analysis owes much of its early impetus to problems that arise in the calculus of variations. In turn, the methods developed there have been applied to optimal control, an area that also requires new tools, such as nonsmooth analysis. This self-contained textbook gives a complete course on all these topics. It is written by a leading specialist who is also a noted expositor.
This book provides a thorough introduction to functional analysis and includes many novel elements as well as the standard topics. A short course on nonsmooth analysis and geometry completes the first half of the book whilst the second half concerns the calculus of variations and optimal control. The author provides a comprehensive course on these subjects, from their inception through to the present. A notable feature is the inclusion of recent, unifying developments on regularity, multiplier rules, and the Pontryagin maximum principle, which appear here for the first time in a textbook. Other major themes include existence and Hamilton-Jacobi methods.
The many substantial examples, and the more than three hundred exercises, treat such topics as viscosity solutions, nonsmooth Lagrangians, the logarithmic Sobolev inequality, periodic trajectories, and systems theory. They also touch lightly upon several fields of application: mechanics, economics, resources, finance, control engineering.
Functional Analysis, Calculus of Variations and Optimal Control is intended to support several different courses at the first-year or second-year graduate level, on functional analysis, on the calculus of variations and optimal control, or on some combination. For this reason, it has been organized with customization in mind. The text also has considerable value as a reference. Besides its advanced results in the calculus of variations and optimal control, its polished presentation of certain other topics (for exam
A self-contained in-depth introduction to functional analysis and the related fields of optimal control and the calculus of variations that is unique in its coverage
Written in a lively and engaging style by a leading specialist
Includes a short course on optimization and nonsmooth analysis
Gives complete proofs of advanced versions of the Pontryagin maximum principle that appear for the first time in a textbook
Contains hundreds of exercises of an original nature, with solutions or hints in many cases