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    Piecewise smooth systems and monotonicity.

    O'Donoghue, Yoann (2011) Piecewise smooth systems and monotonicity. Masters thesis, National University of Ireland Maynooth.

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    In this thesis we study piecewise smooth and switched positive systems and investigate the monotonicity properties of such systems. We describe many examples of such systems, particulary drawing from the mathematical biology literature, in order to motivate the work in later chapters. We describe the mathematical theory behind our work in Chapters 3 and 4. In particular we review the theory of LTI systems, positive LTI systems and monotone systems, indicating how monotonicity can be used to determine the asymptotic behaviour of positive LTI systems. We also discuss issues which arise in the study of piecewise smooth and switched linear systems and review solution concepts for such systems. In Chapter 5, we extend the Kamke conditions for smooth monotonic systems to piecewise smooth systems, and in certain cases show that they are equivalent to the monotonicity of the system.

    Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
    Keywords: Monotonicity; Switched positive systems; LTI systems; Monotone systems; Kamke conditions;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > Hamilton Institute
    Item ID: 2660
    Depositing User: IR eTheses
    Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2011 17:25

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