By Joseph A. Ball, J. William Helton (auth.), M. A. Kaashoek, J. H. van Schuppen, A. C. M. Ran (eds.)

This quantity is the second one of the 3 quantity book containing the court cases of the 1989 foreign Symposium at the Mathemat ical conception of Networks and platforms (MTNS-89), which was once held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 19-23, 1989 The overseas Symposia MTNS concentration cognizance on difficulties from procedure and keep watch over conception, circuit conception and sign processing, which, as a rule, require software of subtle mathematical instruments, similar to from functionality and operator concept, linear algebra and matrix conception, differential and algebraic geometry. The interplay among complicated mathematical tools and functional engineering difficulties of circuits, platforms and keep watch over, that is regular for MTNS, seems to be most suitable and is, as those court cases express, a continuous resource of intriguing advances. the second one quantity comprises invited papers and a wide choice of different symposium shows within the large zone of sturdy and nonlinear keep an eye on. glossy advancements in powerful regulate and H-infinity concept, for finite in addition to for countless dimensional structures, are offered. a wide a part of the quantity is dedicated to nonlinear regulate. distinct atten tion is paid to difficulties in robotics. additionally the final idea of nonlinear and countless dimensional structures is mentioned. a few papers take care of difficulties of stochastic keep watch over and filterina. vi Preface The titles of the 2 different volumes are: attention and Modelling in approach conception (volume 1) and sign Processing, Scattering and Operator idea, and Numerical tools (volume 3).