Volume 15, Number 1, January-March 2009
|Page(s)||173 - 188|
|Published online||23 January 2009|
Smooth optimal synthesis for infinite horizon variational problems
SISSA, via Beirut 2-4, 34014 Trieste, Italy. firstname.lastname@example.org
2 Dipartimento di Matematica Applicata “G. Sansone”, via S. Marta 3, 50139 Firenze, Italy. email@example.com
We study Hamiltonian systems which generate extremal flows of regular variational problems on smooth manifolds and demonstrate that negativity of the generalized curvature of such a system implies the existence of a global smooth optimal synthesis for the infinite horizon problem. We also show that in the Euclidean case negativity of the generalized curvature is a consequence of the convexity of the Lagrangian with respect to the pair of arguments. Finally, we give a generic classification for 1-dimensional problems.
Mathematics Subject Classification: 93B50 / 49K99
Key words: Infinite-horizon / optimal synthesis / Hamiltonian dynamics
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