__APPLIED MATHEMATICS SEMINAR__

Department of Mathematics

University of
West Georgia

**3:30 PM, MONDAY APRIL 25, 2005, BOYD 301**

Speaker: Mr. Jim Bellon, UWG

Title: Optimal Solutions for Stability of Linear
Control Systems

__Abstract__

Many systems can be analyzed
as consisting of three main aspects:

a set of inputs into the
system, a set of conditions that describe the state of the system, and a set of
outputs from the system. By creating
feedback, we can control the system and reach a stable state. What is the optimal feedback in terms of
energy and time for stability? We can
examine the existence of and methodology for finding solutions, using a system
of differential matrix equations and Riccati equations.

This topic can be applied to
various problems in engineering and industry, especially guidance systems.

All faculty and students are
welcome.