Who/What is Lyapunov?

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Lyapunov was a Russian mathematician who worked on proving stability of systems (among many other things), and in this class we will use Lyapunov functions to prove the stability of non-linear systems.

If you want more info on the man, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleksandr_Lyapunov For more info on the theory of Lyapunov functions, come to class Wed/Fri.

--Lindzey 16:43, 9 October 2006 (PDT)