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Mathematical Analysis of Deterministic and Stochastic Problems in Complex Media Electromagnetics$
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G. F. Roach, I. G. Stratis, and A. N. Yannacopoulos

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780691142173

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691142173.001.0001

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Controllability

Controllability

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(p.263) Chapter Thirteen Controllability
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Mathematical Analysis of Deterministic and Stochastic Problems in Complex Media Electromagnetics
Author(s):

G. F. Roach

I. G. Stratis

A. N. Yannacopoulos

Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691142173.003.0013

This chapter addresses the problem of controllability for stochastic complex electromagnetic media. The starting point is the stochastic integrodifferential equations that model the evolution of the fields, with a control procedure to be selected so that the system is driven to a desired final state. The controllability problem for stochastic media is more complicated than that for deterministic media and includes subtleties that must be addressed to reach a satisfactory answer. Hence, this chapter sets the model and then discusses the subtle issues introduced by the stochasticity in the controllability problem. It then proposes two different approaches towards controllability: an approach using PDEs with random coefficients and an approach using backward stochastic evolution equations (BSEEs). Afterward, the chapter lists several comments concerning boundary controllability and optimal control.

Keywords:   controllability, stochastic complex electromagnetic media, stochastic integrodifferential equations, stochasticity, controllability problem, random coefficients, backward stochastic evolution equations, boundary controllability, optimal control

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