Accession Number : AD0429351


Title :   CHALLENGES OF MODERN CONTROL THEORY


Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA


Personal Author(s) : Bellman, Richard


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/429351.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 14


Abstract : The fundamental objective of the new scientific discipline called 'control theory' is that of modifying the behavior of a system subject to various constraints of feasibility so as to achieve desired aims. From the mathematical point of view, the prime purpose is to approximate to reality by means of hierarchies of mathe matical models, each representing a projection of the scientific scene. Some aspects of this attitude are discussed and the possible contributions of modern control theory to the biomedical domain are briefly indicated.


Descriptors :   *CONTROL SYSTEMS , ALGEBRA , ALGEBRAIC TOPOLOGY , BIOLOGY , BLINDNESS , BRAIN , CANCER , COMPUTERS , CYBERNETICS , DEAFNESS , HEART , MATHEMATICAL MODELS , MEDICINE , MENTAL DISORDERS , NERVOUS SYSTEM , NUMERICAL ANALYSIS , PROSTHETICS , TEACHING MACHINES , THEORY


Subject Categories : Cybernetics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE