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ERIC Number: EJ931551
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
Optimal Control of the Parametric Oscillator
Andresen, B.; Hoffmann, K. H.; Nulton, J.; Tsirlin, A.; Salamon, P.
European Journal of Physics, v32 n3 p827-843 May 2011
We present a solution to the minimum time control problem for a classical harmonic oscillator to reach a target energy E[subscript T] from a given initial state (q[subscript i], p[subscript i]) by controlling its frequency [omega], [omega][subscript min] less than or equal to [omega] less than or equal to [omega][subscript max]. A brief synopsis of optimal control theory is included and the solution for the harmonic oscillator problem is used to illustrate the theory. (Contains 6 footnotes and 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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