An extension of previous work on differential approximation to that case in which the black box comprises subsystems, each subject to its own differential equation, and in which switching occurs. The authors explore methods of determining the nature of the subsystems, estimating the times at which switching occurs, and which subsystems are involved. (See also RM-2978, RM-3482, RM-3601, RM-3812.)
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