External Stability: Notions and Characterizations

Iasson Karafyllis, Zhong Ping Jiang

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Chapter 4 is devoted to the analysis of external global stability notions used in mathematical control and system theories. The presented stability notions are developed in the system-theoretic framework described in Chap. 1 so that one can obtain a wide perspective of the role of stability in various important classes of deterministic systems. The results in this chapter are of crucial importance from a practical point of view since almost all engineering and natural system are subject to external disturbance inputs, which may take differing forms as reference signals, actuator and sensor disturbances.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCommunications and Control Engineering
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages60
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

Publication series

NameCommunications and Control Engineering
ISSN (Print)0178-5354
ISSN (Electronic)2197-7119


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Control and Optimization

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Karafyllis, I., & Jiang, Z. P. (2011). External Stability: Notions and Characterizations. In Communications and Control Engineering (9780857295125 ed., pp. 143-202). (Communications and Control Engineering; No. 9780857295125). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-85729-513-2_4