Unsolved Problems in Mathematical Systems and Control Theory
Edited by Vincent D. Blondel & Alexandre Megretski
This book provides clear presentations of more than sixty important unsolved problems in mathematical systems and control theory. Each of the problems included here is proposed by a leading expert and set forth in an accessible manner. Covering a wide range of areas, the book will be an ideal reference for anyone interested in the latest developments in the field, including specialists in applied mathematics, engineering, and computer science.
The book consists of ten parts representing various problem areas, and each chapter sets forth a different problem presented by a researcher in the particular area and in the same way: description of the problem, motivation and history, available results, and bibliography. It aims not only to encourage work on the included problems but also to suggest new ones and generate fresh research. The reader will be able to submit solutions for possible inclusion on an online version of the book to be updated quarterly on the Princeton University Press website, and thus also be able to access solutions, updated information, and partial solutions as they are developed.Vincent D. Blondel is Professor of Applied Mathematics and Head of the Department of Mathematical Engineering at the University of Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. Alexandre Megretski is Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.