Calculus of Variations and Optimal Control Theory

08 Mar 2024 10:33

Yet Another Inadequate Placeholder

Unsolicited and impertinent opinion: These are both bad names.

Confession of inadequacy: If I were a better teacher, I'd have a way of making Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman and the maximum principle intuitive to students, at least ones who've grasped Lagrange multipliers. I do not. (Pinch and Weitzman are both approaches to this, but neither will quite work for my students.)

For various Good Reasons, I am trying to write some deliberately-sloppy notes on these subjects; they've spun off into a separate notebook.