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Systems Theory, Control.
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MATHEMATICS--Mathematical Analysis
Springer
Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes.
Operations Research, Management Science.
Complex Systems.
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SpringerBriefs in mathematics,
Control theory--Mathematical models
Dufour
François
(Mathematician) François Dufour
Markov processes
Distribution (Probability theory)
9781461469834
146146983X
Continuous average control of piecewise deterministic Markov processes.
Print version:
Mathematics.
840605078
2013
en
"The intent of this book is to present recent results in the control theory for the long run average continuous control problem of piecewise deterministic Markov processes (PDMPs). The book focuses mainly on the long run average cost criteria and extends to the PDMPs some well-known techniques related to discrete-time and continuous-time Markov decision processes, including the so-called "average inequality approach'', "vanishing discount technique'' and "policy iteration algorithm''. We believe that what is unique about our approach is that, by using the special features of the PDMPs, we trace a parallel with the general theory for discrete-time Markov Decision Processes rather than the continuous-time case. The two main reasons for doing that is to use the powerful tools developed in the discrete-time framework and to avoid working with the infinitesimal generator associated to a PDMP, which in most cases has its domain of definition difficult to be characterized. Although the book is mainly intended to be a theoretically oriented text, it also contains some motivational examples. The book is targeted primarily for advanced students and practitioners of control theory. The book will be a valuable source for experts in the field of Markov decision processes. Moreover, the book should be suitable for certain advanced courses or seminars. As background, one needs an acquaintance with the theory of Markov decision processes and some knowledge of stochastic processes and modern analysis."--Publisher's website.
Continuous average control of piecewise deterministic Markov processes
840605078
Electronic books
2013
MATHEMATICS--Calculus
Control theory--Mathematical models
nyu
2016-05-11
Costa
Oswaldo Luiz do Valle
Oswaldo Luiz do Valle Costa
SpringerBriefs in mathematics.