Home » Construction Of Global Lyapunov Functions Using Radial Basis Functions (Lecture Notes In Mathematics, No. 1904) by Peter Giesl # Construction Of Global Lyapunov Functions Using Radial Basis Functions (Lecture Notes In Mathematics, No. 1904)

## Peter Giesl

Published April 4th 2007
ISBN : 9783540699071
Paperback
166 pages
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 About the Book This book combines two mathematical branches: dynamical systems and radialbasisfunctions.Itismainlywrittenformathematicianswithexperience in at least one of these two areas. For dynamical systems we provide a method to construct a Lyapunov functionMoreThis book combines two mathematical branches: dynamical systems and radialbasisfunctions.Itismainlywrittenformathematicianswithexperience in at least one of these two areas. For dynamical systems we provide a method to construct a Lyapunov function and to determine the basin of attraction of an equilibrium. For radial basis functions we give an important application for the approximation of solutions of linear partial di?erential equations. The book includes a summary of the basic facts of dynamical systems and radial basis functions which are needed in this book. It is, however, no introduction textbook of either area- the reader is encouraged to follow the references for a deeper study of the area. The study of di?erential equations is motivated from numerous appli- tions in physics, chemistry, economics, biology, etc. We focus on autonomous n di?erential equations x ? = f(x), x? R which de?ne a dynamical system. The simplest solutions x(t) of such an equation are equilibria, i.e. solutions x(t)= x which remain constant. An important and non-trivial task is the 0 determination of their basin of attraction. The determination of the basin of attraction is achieved through sublevel sets of a Lyapunov function, i.e. a function with negative orbital derivative. TheorbitalderivativeV (x)ofafunctionV(x)isthederivativealongsolutions of the di?erential equation. In this book we present a method to construct Lyapunov functions for an equilibrium. We start from a theorem which ensures the existence of a