By Alessandro Astolfi, Lorenzo Marconi
This booklet is a tribute to Prof. Alberto Isidori at the get together of his sixty fifth birthday. Prof. Isidori’s proli?c, pioneering and high-impact learn job has spanned over 35 years. all through his profession, Prof. Isidori has constructed ground-breaking effects, has initiated researchdirections and has contributed towardsthe foundationofnonlinear controltheory.In addition,his commitment to provide an explanation for tricky concerns and di?cult ideas in an easy and rigorous means and to encourage younger researchers has been instrumental to the highbrow development of the nonlinear regulate neighborhood all over the world. the amount collects 27 contributions written through a complete of fifty two researchers. The vital writer of every contribution has been chosen one of the - searchers who've labored with Prof. Isidori, have in?uenced his learn job, or have had the privilege and honour of being his PhD scholars. The contributions tackle a signi?cant variety of regulate issues, together with th- retical matters, complicated purposes, rising regulate instructions and instructional works. the range of the parts lined, the variety of members and their overseas status offer proof of the influence of Prof. Isidori within the keep an eye on and structures idea groups. The booklet has been divided into six elements: approach research, Optimization tools, suggestions layout, legislation, Geometric equipment and Asymptotic research, re?ecting vital keep watch over parts which were strongly in- enced and, at times, pioneered via Prof. Isidori.
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For example, in the electrical circuit, a multi-terminal connector was viewed as a module, not as a connection. Also, in mechanical systems, joints, hooks and hinges should be viewed as modules, not as connections. As a caveat, we should emphasize that not all interconnections or interactions of subsystems ﬁt the framework described above. In particular, distributed interconnections were not considered, for example mechanical systems that are interconnected by sharing a surface, or heat conduction along a surface.
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