A Survey of the Mathematical Theory of Time-Lag, Retarded Control, and Hereditary Processes

by Richard Ernest Bellman, John M. Danskin

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Abstract

A summary of the mathematical techniques required to analyze physical phenomena involving time lags, retarded control, or hereditary effects. Applications of these methods are significant in various fields (e.g., guided missile design, economics, psychology, medicine, and biology) and in theories of elasticity, magnetism, and fission processes.

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