Advances in H8 Control Theory is concerned with state-of-the-art developments in three areas:
the extended treatment of mostly deterministic switched systems with dwell-time;
the control of retarded stochastic state-multiplicative noisy systems; and
a new approach to the control of biochemical systems, exemplified by the threonine synthesis and glycolytic pathways.
Following an introduction and extensive literature survey, each of these major topics is the subject of an individual part of the book.
The first two parts of the book contain several practical examples taken from various fields of control engineering including aircraft control, robot manipulation and process control. These examples are taken from the fields of deterministic switched systems and state-multiplicative noisy systems.
The text is rounded out with short appendices covering mathematical fundamentals: s-algebra and the input-output method for retarded systems. Advances in H8 Control Theory is written for engineers engaged in control systems research and development, for applied mathematicians interested in systems and control and for graduate students specializing in stochastic control.