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From Andronow to Zypkin: an outline of the history of non-linear dynamics in the USSR

Bissell, Christopher (2012). From Andronow to Zypkin: an outline of the history of non-linear dynamics in the USSR. In: NDES 2012, 11 – 13 July 2012, Wolfenbüttel, Germany.

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By employing the conventional German, rather than English or international transliterations – particularly of the name written ‘Tsypkin’ in English –I artfully suggest that this talk is an ‘A to Z’ of Russian non-linear dynamics. However, the period under consideration is not delineated by these two names. Rather, I begin with the Poincaré-Lyapunov heritage – but then concentrate on the way that this thinking was transformed through Russian mathematicians, scientists and engineers such as Mandelshtam, Andronov, Lure and others, over a large part of the twentieth century. (Tsypkin, in fact, receives only a minor mention, as his major achievements were in other areas.) As a historian of automatic control, I draw primarily on applications of non-linear theory in feedback systems.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2012 IEEE
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
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Item ID: 33558
Depositing User: Christopher Bissell
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2012 08:29
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2016 21:49
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