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Belgian chocolate is as easy as abc.

Nigel Boston, Professor, Dept. of Mathematics and Dept. of Electrical Engineering

Date and Time: Sep 08, 2010 (12:30 PM)
Location: Orchard room (3280) at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery Building

Abstract:

The Belgian chocolate problem asks for the range of a process parameter for which simultaneous stabilization of three processes by a rational controller is possible. In this talk I introduce a new algebraic method that produces solutions with larger process parameters than standard optimization techniques yield. These solutions turn out to be related to the famous abc theorem on polynomials.