Optimal control theory 
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Aims 
Introducing the students into the world of variational calculus and optimal control theory problems: their recognition, their mathematical formulation, ability for finding and studing solutions. 
References 
1. Cesari, L., Optimization  Theory and Applications. Problems with Ordinary Differential Equations, Springer, NewYork, 1983.
2. Clarke, F. H., Optimization and Nonsmooth Analysis, SIAM, Philadelphia, 1990. 3. Hestenes, M. R., Calculus of Variations and Optimal Control Theory, Wiley, NewYork, 1966. 4. Lee, E. B., Markus, L., Foundations of Optimal Control Theory, Wiley, NewYork, 1967. 5. Loewen, P. D., Optimal Control and Nonsmooth Analysis, AMS, Providence, 1993. 
Assessment 
A review and an exam. 