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Optimal Control of the Inhomogeneous Relativistic Maxwell Newton Lorentz Equations

Authors
  • Meyer, C.
  • Schnepp, S. M.
  • Thoma, O.
Type
Preprint
Publication Date
Nov 26, 2014
Submission Date
Nov 26, 2014
Identifiers
arXiv ID: 1411.7265
Source
arXiv
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Abstract

This note is concerned with an optimal control problem governed by the relativistic Maxwell-Newton-Lorentz equations, which describes the motion of charges particles in electro-magnetic fields and consists of a hyperbolic PDE system coupled with a nonlinear ODE. An external magnetic field acts as control variable. Additional control constraints are incorporated by introducing a scalar magnetic potential which leads to an additional state equation in form of a very weak elliptic PDE. Existence and uniqueness for the state equation is shown and the existence of a global optimal control is established. Moreover, first-order necessary optimality conditions in form of Karush-Kuhn-Tucker conditions are derived. A numerical test illustrates the theoretical findings.

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