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Boundary Control

Author : Edward L. Gibson
ISBN : 9781139851015
Genre : Political Science
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The democratization of a national government is only a first step in diffusing democracy throughout a country's territory. Even after a national government is democratized, subnational authoritarian 'enclaves' often continue to deny rights to citizens of local jurisdictions. Gibson offers new theoretical perspectives for the study of democratization in his exploration of this phenomenon. His theory of 'boundary control' captures the conflict pattern between incumbents and oppositions when a national democratic government exists alongside authoritarian provinces (or 'states'). He also reveals how federalism and the territorial organization of countries shape how subnational authoritarian regimes are built and how they unravel. Through a novel comparison of the late nineteenth-century American 'Solid South' with contemporary experiences in Argentina and Mexico, Gibson reveals that the mechanisms of boundary control are reproduced across countries and historical periods. As long as subnational authoritarian governments coexist with national democratic governments, boundary control will be at play.
Category: Political Science

Brown S Boundary Control And Legal Principles

Author : Walter G. Robillard
ISBN : 9781118758564
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The new edition of Brown's Boundary Control and Legal Principles has been updated to reflect ongoing changes in surveying technology and surveying law, notably by adding water boundary expert George Cole as a contributor to revamp information on Riparian and Littorial Boundaries. Additionally, a new appendix has been introduced containing a comprehensive list of surveying books that have been referenced in court cases and legal decisions as persuasive authority over the years. It is indispensable reading for students and practicioners studying for the Fundamentals of Land Surveying licensure exam.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Boundary Control And Variation

Author : Jean-Paul Zolesio
ISBN : 0824792742
Genre : Mathematics
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Based on the Working Conference on Boundary Control and Boundary Variation held in Sophia-Antipolis, France, this work provides important examinations of shape optimization and boundary control of hyperbolic systems, including free boundary problems and stabilization. It offers a new approach to large and nonlinear variation of the boundary using global Eulerian co-ordinates and intrinsic geometry.
Category: Mathematics

Boundary Control Of Pdes

Author : Miroslav Krstic
ISBN : 9780898718607
Genre : Boundary layer
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The text's broad coverage includes parabolic PDEs; hyperbolic PDEs of first and second order; fluid, thermal, and structural systems; delay systems; PDEs with third and fourth derivatives in space (including variants of linearized Ginzburg-Landau, Schrodinger, Kuramoto-Sivashinsky, KdV, beam, and Navier-Stokes equations); real-valued as well as complex-valued PDEs; stabilization as well as motion planning and trajectory tracking for PDEs; and elements of adaptive control for PDEs and control of nonlinear PDEs.
Category: Boundary layer

Boundary Control And Boundary Variation

Author : J. P. Zolésio
ISBN : 3540553517
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This volume comprises selected papers presented at the IFIP WG 7.2 Working Conference on Boundary Control and Boundary Variation held in Sophia-Antipolis, France in October 1990. From the contents: A. Bensoussan: Exact Controllability for Linear Dynamic Systems with Skew Symmetric Operators; P. Cannarsa and F. Gozzi: On the Smoothness of the Value Function Along Optimal Trajectories; D. Cioranescu and J. Saint Jean-Paulin: Truss Structures: Fourier Conditions and Eigenvalue Problem; G.da Prao and J.P. Zol sio: Boundary Control for Inverse Free Boundary Problems; R. Glowinski: Boundary Controllability Problems for the Wave and Heat Equations; R. Triggiani: Regularity with Interior Point Control.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Control And Boundary Analysis

Author : John Cagnol
ISBN : 1420027425
Genre : Mathematics
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This volume comprises selected papers from the 21st Conference on System Modeling and Optimization in Sophia Antipolis, France. It covers over three decades of studies involving partial differential systems and equations. Topics include: the modeling of continuous mechanics involving fixed boundary, control theory, shape optimization and moving boundaries, and topological shape optimization. This edition discusses all developments that lead to current moving boundary analysis and the stochastic approach.
Category: Mathematics

Boundary Control Of Quasi Linear Hyperbolic Initial Boundary Value Problem

Author : Jonathan de Halleux
ISBN : 2930344695
Genre : Science
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The thesis presents different control design approaches for stabilizing networks of quasi-linear hyperbolic partial differential equations. These equations are usually conservative, which gives them interesting properties to design stabilizing control laws. Two main design approaches are developed: a methodology based on entropies and Lyapunov functions and a methodology based on the Riemann invariants. The stability theorems are illustrated using numerical simulations. Two practical applications of these methodologies are presented. Network of navigation channels are modelled using the Saint-Venant equation (also known as the Shallow Water Equations). The stabilization problem of such system has an industrial importance in order to satisfy the navigation constraints and to optimize the production of electricity in hydroelectric plants, usually located at each hydraulic gate. A second application deals with the regulation of water waves in moving tanks. This problem is also modelled by a modified version of the shallow water equations and appears in a number industrial fields which deal with liquid moving parts.
Category: Science

Distributed Parameter Modeling And Boundary Control Of Flexible Manipulators

Author : Jinkun Liu
ISBN : 9789811083006
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The book investigates fundamental issues in flexible manipulator systems, including distributed parameter modeling and boundary controller design. It presents theoretical explorations of several fundamental problems concerning the dynamics and control of these systems. By integrating fresh concepts and results to form a systematic approach to control, it also provides a basic theoretical framework. In turn, the book offers a comprehensive treatment of flexible manipulator systems, addressing topics ranging from related distributed parameter modeling and advanced boundary controller design for these systems with input constraint, to active control with output constraint. In brief, the book addresses dynamical analysis and control design for flexible manipulator systems. Though primarily intended for researchers and engineers in the control system and mechanical engineering community, it can also serve as supplemental reading on the modeling and control of flexible manipulator systems at the postgraduate level.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Optimal Boundary Control And Boundary Stabilization Of Hyperbolic Systems

Author : Martin Gugat
ISBN : 9783319188904
Genre : Science
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This brief considers recent results on optimal control and stabilization of systems governed by hyperbolic partial differential equations, specifically those in which the control action takes place at the boundary. The wave equation is used as a typical example of a linear system, through which the author explores initial boundary value problems, concepts of exact controllability, optimal exact control, and boundary stabilization. Nonlinear systems are also covered, with the Korteweg-de Vries and Burgers Equations serving as standard examples. To keep the presentation as accessible as possible, the author uses the case of a system with a state that is defined on a finite space interval, so that there are only two boundary points where the system can be controlled. Graduate and post-graduate students as well as researchers in the field will find this to be an accessible introduction to problems of optimal control and stabilization.
Category: Science