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Hybrid Dynamical SystemsModeling, Stability, and Robustness$
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Rafal Goebel, Ricardo G. Sanfelice, and Andrew R. Teel

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780691153896

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691153896.001.0001

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Well-posed hybrid systems and their properties

Well-posed hybrid systems and their properties

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(p.117) Chapter Six Well-posed hybrid systems and their properties
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Hybrid Dynamical Systems
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Rafal Goebel

Ricardo G. Sanfelice

Andrew R. Teel

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Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691153896.003.0006

This chapter defines nominally well-posed hybrid systems and well-posed hybrid systems to be those hybrid systems, vaguely speaking, for which graphical limits of graphically convergent sequences of solutions, with no perturbations and with vanishing perturbations, respectively, are still solutions. In a classical setting, a well-posed problem is often defined as one in which a solution exists, is unique, and depends continuously on parameters. For hybrid dynamical systems, insisting on uniqueness of solutions and on their continuous dependence on initial conditions is very restrictive and, as it turns out, not necessary to develop a reasonable stability theory. In fact, stability theory results are possible for a quite general class of hybrid systems. The class of well-posed hybrid systems includes the Krasovskii regularization of a general hybrid system and, more generally, it includes every hybrid system meeting some mild regularity assumptions on the data.

Keywords:   well-posed hybrid systems, well-posed problems, stability theory, Krasovskii regularization, well-posedness

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