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College of Liberal Arts and Sciences | Mathematics

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November 5, 2018 | 2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Category: Lecture
Location: Faculty/Administration #1140 | Map
656 W. Kirby
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free

Speaker: Farhad Jafari, University of Wyoming

Title:  Nonlinear Systems,  Moments and Moments Completions

Abstract:  The standard problem of optimal control and variational calculus can be converted into a linear problem over the space of measures. Functional theoretic considerations reduces this problem to a problem of moments with respect to specific classes of polynomials. While semidefinite programming methods can be used to solve this reformulation,  analytically this problem may be converted to a problem of finding measures for which some moments or linear combination of moments are specified and a functional of other moments is minimized.  This is a moment completion problem where not only completions are sought, but a “best” completion is desired. 

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