ECE 553 Reading Materials

Lecture notes by Hector Sussmann

300 years of optimal control, a historical article by Hector Sussmann and Jan Willems

Feynman's lecture on the principle of least action

Article by McShane

Article by Bliss

Lecture notes by Alberto Bressan (scroll to the bottom of the page)

Tutorial on viscosity solutions of HJB equation by Alberto Bressan

Contributions to the theory of optimal control, 1960 paper by Kalman (very large file)

An introduction to the coordinate-free maximum principle, paper by Hector Sussmann about maximum principle on manifolds

Contact geometry and the maximum principle, paper by Tomoki Ohsawa