Lecture by Professor Witold Respondek

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Dear All! It is my great pleasure and honor to announce You that one of the leading researchers from the field of control systems - Professor Witold Respondek - who will be in Tallinn on this week has agreed to give a 2 hours lecture/seminar in our University. The topic of his lecture is "Various notions of linearization of nonlinear control systems: concepts, methods, applications".
The seminar with professor Respondek will take place on Wednesday, September 25 at 10:00-12:00 in TUT main building (Ehitajate tee 5), room II-307.

For each notion of linearization, we will give necessary and sufficient conditions for linearizability (if they exist) and provide methods to find linearizing transformations. Describing linearizable system will require some tools from differential geometry, like Lie brackets, vector distributions and their involutivity. We will introduce them and show that they appear in nonlinear control theory in a natural way. We will illustrate the presented results with the help of physical, mainly mechanical, examples.