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Exploiting characteristics in stationary action problems

PM Dower, WM McEneaney, I Yegorov

Proceedings of the 2019 SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications | SIAM | Published : 2019


Connections between the principle of stationary action and optimal control, and between established notions of minimax and viscosity solutions, are combined to describe trajectories of energy conserving systems as solutions of corresponding Cauchy problems defined with respect to attendant systems of characteristics equations.