Written by a leading expert in turnpike phenomenon, this book is devoted to the study of symmetric optimization, variational and optimal control problems in infinite dimensional spaces and turnpike properties of their approximate solutions. The book presents a systematic and comprehensive study of general classes of problems in optimization, calculus of variations, and optimal control with symmetric structures from the viewpoint of the turnpike phenomenon. The author establishes generic existence and well-posedness results for optimization problems and individual (not generic) turnpike results for variational and optimal control problems. Rich in impressive theoretical results, the author presents applications to crystallography and discrete dispersive dynamical systems which have prototypes in economic growth theory.
This book will be useful for researchers interested in optimal control, calculus of variations turnpike theory and their applications, such as mathematicians, mathematical economists, and researchers in crystallography, to name just a few.