Written for graduate students and senior undergraduate students in mathematics and biology, this book is an introduction to optimal control of differential equations. Requiring only basic knowledge of multivariable calculus, simple ODEs, and mathematical models, this text shows how to adjust controls in biological systems in order to achieve proper outcomes. Topics covered include optimal control, differential equations, biological examples, numerical algorithms, and discrete models.
MATLAB is used to solve many application examples. In addition, a supplemental set of MATLAB program files is available for download.
Teaching materials based on MATLAB and Simulink