Optimal Control Applied to Population and Disease Models

  title={Optimal Control Applied to Population and Disease Models},
  author={Miller Neilan and Rachael Lynn},
This dissertation considers the use of optimal control theory in population models for the purpose of characterizing strategies of control which minimize an invasive or infected population with the least cost. Three different models and optimal control problems are presented. Each model describes population dynamics via a system of differential equations and includes the effects of one or more control methods. The first model is a system of two ordinary differential equations describing… CONTINUE READING

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