id: 02365377
dt: j
an: 2005e.02478
au: Bacciotti, A.
ti: Stability and control theory: Maxwell’s contribution. (Stabilità e
controllo: il contributo di Maxwell.)
so: Boll. Unione Mat. Ital., Sez. A, Mat. Soc. Cult. (8) 8, No. 1, 23-36
(2005).
py: 2005
pu: Editore N. Zanichelli, Bologna
la: IT
cc: M50
ut: control theory; mathematical applications; physics
ci:
li:
ab: J.C. Maxwell published in 1868 an article entitled On Governors, where he
investigates the dynamical behavior of certain mechanical devices, also
called speed regulators, which were largely employed at his time for
industrial and scientific applications. Maxwell’s paper is frequently
quoted as a fundamental contribution to the beginning of the
mathematical theory of automatic control. Here, we discuss its
significant aspects, in the light of the most recent developments.
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