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7) It is convenient to set x0 = 0 since the initial data can be absorbed into the data set, as will be shown in later chapters. 3). However, since t (s) is scalar, the two formulations are equivalent. 9) which, together with the assumption that x(0) = 0, gives us the fundamental relationship y(t) = Lt (u). 3). Using this notation, we have dk y(t) = D k Lt (u). 2 INTERPOLATING SPLINES In this section, we consider the first fundamental problem, namely, the problem of constructing a control law u(t) that drives the output function y(t) through a set of data points at prescribed times.

We do not make that extension in this section, but restrict ourselves to ensuring that the spline is nondecreasing at each node. This problem has a significant increase in difficulty over the problems we have considered to this point. Problem 5: Monotone Smoothing Splines Let J(u) = ρ T 0 u2 (t)dt + N wi (Lti (u) − αi )2 , i=1 and let a set of constraints be imposed as DLti (u) ≥ 0, i = 1, . . , N. The problem then becomes min J(u). u∈L2 We define H as 1 H(u, λ) = J(u) + 2 N i=1 2 wi (Lti (u) − αi ) − N λi DLti (u).

In Problem 7, we state the general output tracking problem and show that Problem 6 is indeed a special case of this problem. Finally, in Problem 8, we state a version of the trajectory planning problem. The statement of this problem involves the previous seven problems. Although the solution is not given, we do present an algorithm that will at least produce a suboptimal solution. It should in fact be stressed that none of these problems will be solved to completion in this chapter, but rather they are to be thought of as motivating the further developments in later chapters as well as future research.

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