By Geir E. Dullerud

In the course of the 90s powerful keep an eye on thought has visible significant advances and completed a brand new adulthood, based round the suggestion of convexity. The target of this e-book is to offer a graduate-level direction in this idea that emphasizes those new advancements, yet while conveys the most ideas and ubiquitous instruments on the center of the topic. Its pedagogical goals are to introduce a coherent and unified framework for learning the speculation, to supply scholars with the control-theoretic history required to learn and give a contribution to the learn literature, and to provide the most principles and demonstrations of the main effects. The e-book should be of price to mathematical researchers and machine scientists, graduate scholars planning on doing learn within the quarter, and engineering practitioners requiring complex keep watch over strategies.

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A square matrix A 2 C n n is Hermitian or self-adjoint if A=A : The space of Hermitian matrices is denoted H n , and is a real vector space. If a Hermitian matrix A is in Rn n it is more speci cally referred to as symmetric. The set of symmetric matrices is also a real vector space and will be written Sn. The set F (Rm Rn ) of functions mapping m real variables to Rn is a vector space. 1. Linear spaces and mappings 21 for any variables x1 : : : xm this is called pointwise addition. Scalar multiplication by a real number is de ned by ( f )(x1 : : : xm ) = f (x1 : : : xm ): An example of a less standard vector space is given by the set comprised of multinomials in m variables, that have homogeneous order n.

The closure is always a closed set, and is the smallest closed set that contains Q these facts are left as exercises. 32 1. Preliminaries in Finite Dimensional Space One of the major objectives of this section is to develop tests for determining when two subsets of V do not intersect. In addition to being disjoint, we would like to have a notion of when disjoint sets are not arbitrarily close to each other. We call this property strict separation of the sets. We say that two subsets Q1 , Q2 V are strictly separated if there exists a neighborhood N (0) of zero, such that for all v1 2 Q1 and v2 2 Q2 the condition v1 ; v2 62 N (0) holds.

The set C := fX 2 X such that F (X ) < Qg is convex in X . Proof . Suppose X1, X2 2 C , which means they satisfy F (X1 ) < Q and F (X2 ) < Q. Consider any point X3 in L(X1 X2 ), namely X3 = X1 + (1 ; )X2 , for some value 2 0 1]. Using linearity of the function F we have F (X3 ) = F (X1 ) + (1 ; )F (X2 ) < Q + (1 ; )Q = Q: The inequality follows from the fact that positive de nite matrices are a convex cone. Therefore X3 2 C . We remark that the above proposition does not say anything about the LMI being feasible indeed C could be empty.