Cover: Dynamic programming and the computational solution of feedback design control problems.

Dynamic programming and the computational solution of feedback design control problems.

Published 1957

by Richard Ernest Bellman

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An attempt to indicate how a certain class of control processes can be reduced to problems involving sequences of functions of one variable in a number of cases, and sequences of functions of two variables in others. The results of this paper may serve as a guide to a systematic study of nonlinear control processes, with or without time-lags and other types of hereditary behavior, by way of the method of successive approximations.

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