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Because of the topology, there exists two diﬀerent complementary parts of the great circle connecting these points, but only the shorter one is the optimum solution. On the other hand, each point of both lines satisﬁes the local criteria. The Jacobi criterion is a global criterion for a weak local minimum. , the trajectories X(t) are simple scalar functions of time. , A(t) > 0. Integrating by parts, we obtain 3 In order to avoid confusion we use here the component representation. 3 The Simplest Control Problem: Classical Mechanics 29 T 2 ∗ ˙ 2 + C(t) − dt A(t)δ X(t) δ S[X , T ] = d B(t) δX(t)2 dt 0 T dt = C(t)− d d ˙ B(t) δX(t)− A(t)δ X(t) dt dt δX(t) .

1 Introduction: The Brachistochrone Problem In this chapter we focus our attention on the open loop control of deterministic problems. We will see that the language of deterministic control theory is close to the language of classical mechanics. The deterministic control theory requires that the dynamics of the system under control is completely deﬁned by well-deﬁned equations of motion and accurate initial conditions. Although the theoretical description is not inﬂuenced by the degree of complexity of the system, the subsequently presented methods are useful if the system has only a few degrees of freedom.

2 The Deterministic Control Problem 19 distinguished by physical arguments from an additional external force acting on the free particle in the potential V . 4) shrinking the external forces u = (ux , uy ) on such forces which are equivalent to the reaction of support. 6) is a characteristic of the optimal control problem via external force ﬁelds. 1 Functionals, Constraints, and Boundary Conditions Let us start with a preliminary formulation of an optimal control problem. To this aim, we consider a dynamical system over a certain horizon T , which means we have a problem wherein the time t belongs to an interval [0, T ] with T < ∞.