## Optimal Control (EE 60565)

### University of Notre Dame

**Fall 2011 - Enroll in EE60565 section 01**

**DeBartolo Hall 208, MWF 9:35 - 10:25 **

**Office Hours: Thursday 4-6pm**

** Description: ** Optimal control is concerned with
control laws that extremalize a specified measure of
a dynamical system's performance. This course is a rigorous introduction to
the classical theory of optimal control. The topics covered in
this course include optimization of static functions, the calculus of
variations, Pontragin's principle, dynamic programming, linear
quadratic optimal control, non-cooperative differential games with
applications to control theory, and optimal control of hybrid systems

**Topics: **

- Nonlinear Programming Review
- Calculus of Variations
- Variational Approach to Optimal Control
- numerical methods for optimal control
- Maximum Principle
- Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman Equation
- Linear Quadratic Regulator
- Differential Games and Optimal Control
- Optimal Control of Hybrid Systems

** Grading: ** 30% homework, 30% midterm, 40% final

** Instructor: ** Michael Lemmon, Dept. of Electrical Engineering,
University of Notre Dame (lemmon at nd dot edu)

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