Accession Number:

AD0604206

Title:

ON SOME VARIATIONAL PROBLEMS OCCURRING IN THE THEORY OF DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Report Date:

1953-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

Abstract:

This paper presents some results of an investigation of a class of interesting and important variational problems involving the control of a physical system over a time interval. One large category of problems of this nature arises in connection with the maintenance of a dynamic system in or near a specified state at minimum cost. Another large category of problems, of economic and industrial origin, are those in which it is required to maximize the output of a system given a limited quantity of resources. Only one representative of this category will be discussed in this paper.

Subject Categories:

  • Theoretical Mathematics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE