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International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences

Volumeย 2012ย (2012), Article IDย 508721, 28 pages

http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/508721

## Control Systems and Number Theory

Sanmenxia SuDa Communication Group, Sun Road, Sanmenxia Economical Development Zone, Sanmenxia, Henan, 472000, China

Received 3 October 2011; Accepted 16 November 2011

Academic Editor: Shigeruย Kanemitsu

Copyright ยฉ 2012 Fuhuo Li. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

#### Abstract

We try to pave a smooth road to a proper understanding of control problems in terms of mathematical disciplines, and partially show how to number-theorize some practical problems. Our primary concern is linear systems from the point of view of our principle of visualization of the state, an interface between the past and the present. We view all the systems as embedded in the state equation, thus visualizing the state. Then we go on to treat the chain-scattering representation of the plant of Kimura 1997, which includes the feedback connection in a natural way, and we consider the -control problem in this framework. We may view in particular the unit feedback system as accommodated in the chain-scattering representation, giving a better insight into the structure of the system. Its homographic transformation works as the action of the symplectic group on the Siegel upper half-space in the case of constant matrices. Both of - and PID-controllers are applied successfully in the EV control by J.-Y. Cao and B.-G. Cao 2006 and Cao et al. 2007, which we may unify in our framework. Finally, we mention some similarities between control theory and zeta-functions.

#### 1. Introduction and Preliminaries

It turns out there is great similarity in control theory and number theory in their treatment of the signals in time domain and frequency domain which is conducted by the Laplace transform in the case of control theory while, in the theory of zeta-functions, this role is played by the Mellin transform, both of which convert the signals in time domain to those in the right half-plane. For integral transforms, compare Section 11.

Section 5 introduces the Hardy space which consists of functions analytic in โright half-plane .

#### 2. State Space Representation and the Visualization Principle

Let , , and be the *state* function, *input* function, and *output* function, respectively. We write for . The system of (differential equations) DEs
is called a *state equation* for a *linear system*, where , are given constant matrices.

The state state is not visible while the input and output are so, and the state may be thought of as an interface between the past and the present information since it contains all the information contained in the system from the past. The being invisible, (2.1) would read
which appears in many places in the literature in disguised form. All the subsequent systems, for example, (3.1), are variations of (2.2). And whenever we would like to obtain the state equation, we are to restore the state to make a recourse to (2.1), which we would call the *visualization principle*. In the case of feedback system, it is often the case that (2.2) is given in the form of (3.8). It is quite remarkable that this controller works for the matrix variable in the symplectic geometry (compare Section 4).

Using the matrix exponential function , the first equation in (2.1) can be solved in the same way as for the scalar case:

*Definition 2.1. *A linear system with the input
called an *autonomous system*, is said to be *asymptotically stable* if for all initial values, approaches a limit as .

Since the solution of (2.4) is given by the system is asymptotically stable if and only if

A linear system is said to be *stable* if (2.6) holds, which is the case if all the eigenvalues of have negative real parts. Compare Section 5 in this regard. It also amounts to saying that the step response of the system approaches a limit as time elapses, where *step response* means a response
with the *unit step function * as the input function, which is 0 for and 1 for .

Up here, the things are happening in the time domain. We now move to a frequency domain. For this purpose, we refer to the Laplace transform to be discussed in Section 11. It has the effect of shifting from the time domain to frequency domain and vice versa. For more details, see, for example, [1]. Taking the Laplace transform of (2.1) with , we obtain which we solve as where where indicates the identity matrix, which is sometimes denoted by to show its size.

In general, supposing that the initial values of all the signals in a system are 0, we call the ratio of output/input of the signal, the *transfer function*, and denote it by , , and so forth. We may suppose so because, if the system is in equilibrium, then we may take the values of parameters at that moment as standard and may suppose the initial values to be 0.

Equation (2.10) is called the *state space representation* (form, realization, description, characterization) of the transfer function of the system (2.1) and is written as

According to the visualization principle above, we have the *embedding principle*. Given a state space representation of a transfer function , it is to be embedded in the *state equation* (2.1).

*Example 2.2. *If
then it follows from (2.10) that

The principle above will establish the most important *cascade connection* (concatenation rule) [1, (2.13), page 15]. Given two state space representations
their cascade connection is given by

*Proof of (2.15). *We have the input/output relation (2.10)
which means that

Eliminating , we conclude that
Hence
whence we conclude (2.15).

*Example 2.3. *Given two state space representations (2.14), their parallel connection is given by

Indeed, we have (2.17), and for (2.18), we have

Hence for (2.20), we have
whence (2.21) follows.

As an example, combining (2.15) and (2.21) we deduce

*Example 2.4. *For (2.1), we consider the inversion. Solving the second equality in (2.1) for โโwe obtain

Substituting this in the first equality in (2.1), we obtain
Whence

*Example 2.5. *If the transfer function
has a state space representation
then we are to embed it in the linear system

#### 3. Chain-Scattering Representation

Following [1, pages 7 and 67], we first give the definition of a chain-scattering representation of a system.

Suppose , , , and are related by where

According to the embedding principle, this is to be thought of as corresponding to the second equality in (2.1).

Equation (3.1) means that

Assume that is a (*square*)* regular* matrix (whence ). Then from the second equality of (3.3), we obtain
Substituting (3.4) in the first equality of (3.3), we deduce that

Hence putting
which is usually referred to as a *chain-scattering representation* of , we obtain an equivalent form of (3.1)

Suppose that is fed back to by
where is a *controller*. Multiplying the second equality in (3.3) by and incorporating (3.8), we find that

whence .

Let the *closed-loop transfer function * be defined by

is given by
Equation (3.11) is sometimes referred to as a *linear fractional transformation* and denoted by
Substituting (3.8), (3.7) becomes

whence we deduce that
the *linear fractional transformation* (which is referred to as a *homographic transformation* and denoted by ), where in the last equality we mean the action of on the variable . We must impose the nonconstant condition . Then .

If is obtained from under the action of , , then its composition with (3.14) yields , that is,
which is referred to as the *cascade connection* or the cascade structure of and .

Thus the chain-scattering representation of a system allows us to treat the feedback connection as a cascade connection.

Suppose a closed-loop system is given with , , , and and given by (3.2).

-*Control Problem. *Find a controller such that the closed-loop system is internally stable and the transfer function satisfies
for a positive constant . For the meaning of the norm, compare Section 5.

#### 4. Siegel Upper Space

Let denote the conjugate transpose of a square matrix: , and let the imaginary part of defined by . Let be the *Siegel upper half-space* consisting of all the matrices (recall (3.8)) whose imaginary parts are positive definite (โimaginary parts of all eigen values are positive) and satisfies :
and let denote the *symplectic group* of order :

The *action* of on is defined by (3.14) which we restate as

Theorem 4.1. *For a controller living in the Siegel upper space, its rotation lies in the right half-space , that is, stable having positive real parts. For the controller , the feedback connection
**
is accommodated in the cascade connection of the chain-scattering representation (3.15), which is then viewed as the action (3.15) of on :
**
where is subject to the condition
**
with . An FOPID controller (in Section 6), being a unity feedback connection, is also accommodated in this framework.*

*Remark 4.2. *With action, we may introduce the orbit decomposition of and whence the fundamental domain. We note that, in the special case of , we have and and the theory of modular forms of one variable is well known. Siegel modular forms are a generalization of the one variable case into several variables. As in the case of the sushmna principle in [2], there is a need to rotate the upper half-space into the right half-space , which is a counter part of the right-half plane . In the case of Siegel modular forms, the matrices are constant, while in control theory, they are analytic functions (mostly rational functions analytic in ). A general theory would be useful for controlling theory. See Section 7 for physically realizable cases. There are many research problems lying in this direction.

#### 5. Norm of the Function Spaces

The norm is defined to be the Euclidean norm
or by the *sup norm *
or anything that satisfies the axioms of the norm. They introduce the same topology on .

The definition of the norm of a matrix should be given in a similar way by viewing its elements as an -dimensional vector, that is, embedding it in . If , then or otherwise.

The sup norm is a limit of the -norm as . For ,

Supposeโโ. Then for any .

On the other hand, since , we obtain

For , the Bernoulli inequality gives as . Hence the right-hand side of (5.5) tends to .

The proof of (5.4) can be readily generalized to give

The -norm in (5.6) is defined by

where is any Euclidean norm. Note that the functions are not ordinary functions but classes of functions which are regarded as the same if they differ only at measure 0 set. is a Banach space (i.e., a complete metric space), and in particular is a Hilbert space. The 2-norm is induced from the inner product where refers to the transposed complex conjugation.

The Parseval identity holds true if and only if the system is complete.

However, the restriction that as excludes signals of infinite duration such as unit step signals or periodic ones from . To circumvent the inconvenience, the notion of averaged norm, or similar, is important and the *power* norm has been introduced:

*Remark 5.1. *In mathematics and in particular in analytic number theory, studying the mean square in the form of a sum or an integral is quite common. Especially, this idea is applied to finding out the true order of magnitude of the error term on average. Such an average result will give a hint on the order of the error term itself.

*Example 5.2. *Let denote the Riemann zeta-function defined for , in the first instance, where it is analytic and then continued meromorphically over the whole complex plane with a simple pole at . It is essential that it does not vanish on the line for the prime number theorem () to hold. The plausible best bound for the error term for the is equivalent to the celebrated Riemann hypothesis () to the effect that the Riemann zeta-function does not vanish on the critical line . Since the values on the critical line are expected to be small, the averaged norm or , that is, the mean value for is of great interest and there have appeared a great deal of research on the subject. The first result for is due to Ingham who used the approximate functional equation for the Riemann zeta-function to obtain
for . See, for example, [3]. The main interest in such estimates as (5.10) lies in the fact that estimates for all
would imply the weak Lindelรถf hypothesis () in the form
for every . It is apparent that the RH implies the LH.

The *Hardy space * (cf. e.g., [1, page 39]) is well known. It consists of all which are analytic in โright half-plane such that , in particular, with sup norm. Thus -control problem is about those (rational) functions which are analytic in , *a fortiori* stable, with regard to the sup norm. Thus the above-mentioned mean-value problem for the Riemann zeta-function is related to the -control problem with finite Dirichlet series (main ingredients in the approximate functional equation). Since the -control problem asks for all individual values, it flows afar from the -control problem and goes up to the LH or the RH.

#### 6. (Unity) Feedback System

The synthesis problem of a controller of the *unity feedback system*, depicted inโโFigure 1, refers to the *sensitivity reduction problem*, which asks for the estimation of the *sensitivity function * multiplied by an appropriate frequency weighting function :
is a transfer function from to , where is a *compensator* and is a plant. The problem consists in reducing the magnitude of over a specified frequency range , which amounts to finding a compensator stabilizing the closed-loop system such that
for a positive constant .

To accommodate this in the control problem (3.1), we choose the matrix elements of in such a way that the closed-loop transfer function in (3.11) coincides with . First we are to choose . Then we would choose . Then becomes . Hence choosing , we have . Hence we may choose, for example,

*Example 6.1. *First we treat the case of general feedback scheme. Denoting the Laplace transforms by the corresponding capital letters, we have
whence . Now if it so happens that and is replaced by , that is, in the case of unity *FD*, we derive (6.1) directly fromโโFigure 2. We have , so that . Solving in , we deduce that .

We take into account the disturbance ,โโandโโwe obtain since
whence . It follows that . In the case where , being the open-loop transfer function, we have is the tracking error for the input . Hence (6.1) holds true.

#### 7. -Lossless Factorization and Dualization

In this section we mostly follow Helton ([4โ6]) who uses the unit ball in place of . They shift to each other under the complex exponential map. For conventional control theory, the unit ball is to be replaced by the critical line (). In practice what appears is the algebra of functions ([5, page 2]), (Table 1) or still larger algebra consisting of those functions which have (pseudo)meromorphic continuations ([5, footnote 6, page 27]). The occurrence of the gamma function [5, Figureโโ2.5, page 17] justifies our incorporation of more advanced special functions and ultimately zeta-functions in control theory (see Section 13).

Along with the algebra , one considers

Then the only mapping acting on must satisfy the -lossless property. Let denote an matrix.

Then which is interpreted to be the power preservation of the system in the chain-scattering representation (3.6) ([1, page 82]).

We now briefly refer to the dual chain-scattering representation of the plant in (3.2). We assume is a square invertible matrix (whence ). Then the argument goes in parallel to that leading to (3.7). Defining the *dual chain-scattering matrix* by
we obtain

#### 8. FOPID

โFOโ means โFractional orderโ and โPIDโ refers to โProportional, Integral, Differential,โ whence โProportionalโ means just constant times the input function , โIntegralโ means the *fractional order integration * of (), and โDifferentialโ the *fractional order differentiation * of ().

The FO controller (control signal in the time domain) is one of the most refined feed-forward compensators defined by
where is the input function, is the deviation, and are constant parameters which are to be specified (: the position feedback gain, : the velocity feedback gain). DE (8.1) translates into the *state equation *
where indicate the Laplace transforms of , respectively, and is the compensators *continuous transfer function *

The derivation of (8.3) from (8.1) depends on the following. The general fractional calculus operator is symbolically stated as where and are the lower and upper limits of integration and is the order of calculus.

More precisely, the definition of the fractional differintegral is given by the Riemann-Liouville expression where indicates the fractional part of , with the integral part of . Thus we are also led to the Riemann-Liouville fractional integral transform:

For applications, compare Section 13.

When , (8.5) reads the th derivative of .

We will see that the definition (8.5) is a natural outcome of the general formula for the difference operator of order with difference :

If has the -th derivative , then

The special case of (8.9) with reads whose far-right hand side is .

Let be the Laplace transform of the input function . Then

#### 9. Fourier, Mellin, and (Two-Sided) Laplace Transforms

We state the Mellin, (two-sided) Laplace, and the Fourier transforms. If for , then its *Mellin transform * is defined by

Under the change of variable , the Mellin transform and the *two-sided Laplace transform* shift each other:
where we write .

The ordinary *Laplace transform* (one-sided Laplace transform) is obtained by multiplying the integrand by the unit step function (cf. the passage immediately after (2.7)):
compare Definition 11.1.

If we fix and write , in (9.2), then it changes into
the *Fourier transform* of .

We explain Plancherelโs theorem for functions in . Let
Then is convergent to a function in :
whereโโ is a short-hand for โlimit in the mean.โ The *Parseval identity* reads

If we apply (9.7) to a causal function , then it leads to [1, (3.19)]

Hence we see that [1, (3.19)] is indeed the Parseval identity for the Fourier (or Plancherel) transform for .

#### 10. Examples of Second-Order Systems

##### 10.1. Electrical Circuits

The electric current flowing an electrical circuit which consists of four ingredients, electromotive-force , resistance , coil , and condenser , satisfies

##### 10.2. Newtonโs Equation of Motion (cf. [7])

One has where is the inertance of mass, is the viscous resistance of the dashpot, and is the spring stiffness.

Introducing the new parameters

(10.2) becomes

#### 11. Laplace Transforms

To solve (10.1), we use the Laplace transform which has been defined by (9.3) and we state its definition independently.

*Definition 11.1. *Suppose for an . The Laplace transform of is defined by
The integral converges absolutely in and represents an analytic function there.

*Example 11.2. *Letโโ*. *Then
valid for in the first instance. The right-hand side of (11.2) gives a *meromorphic continuation* of the left-hand side to the punctured domain . Furthermore, (11.2) with replaced by reads

For they reduce to familiar formulas:

*Proof. *By definition (11.2) clearly holds true. Since the right-hand side is analytic in , the *consistency theorem* establishes the last assertion. Once (11.2) is established, we have
whence, for example,
by Eulerโs identity, that is, (11.4).

#### 12. Partial Fraction Expansion and Examples

As long as the input function is a sinusoidal function, Example 11.2 will suffice to compute its Laplace transform. To go back to the time domain from the frequency domain, we need to solve the DE and, for most purposes, the following partial fraction expansion will give the answer almost automatically.

The following theorem, which is well known, provides us with the partial fraction expansion.

Theorem 12.1. *If the denominator of the rational function is given by
**
where , then
**
where the coefficients are given by
*

*Proof. *By (12.1), for each , , we may write
and has no pole at . We write
where has no pole at . By successively differentiating and setting , we obtain (12.3).

Now, the rational function
has no pole, so that it must be a polynomial. But, since (where we use the assumption ), it follows that must be zero.

Now we will give examples of (2.2) for the second-order systems which do not appear anywhere else save for [2].

*Example 12.2. *We find the output signal (current) described by the DE
where the initial values are assumed to be 0: .

*Proof. *Let be the Laplace transform of . Then we have
and we may obtain the partial fraction expansion
where is the first primitive cube root of 1. Hence
As a transfer function, the function in (12.8)
is *stable*.

*Example 12.3. *The following integral may be evaluated by the partial fraction expansion above or by the residue calculus:

*Example 12.4. *In the same vein as with Example 12.2, we may find the solution of the DE
where the initial values are assumed to be 0: .

We have or

Hence

and the transfer function in (12.14)

is unstable.

#### 13. The Product of Zeta-Functions: -Type

In this section, we illustrate the use of fractional integrals by proving a slight generalization of the result of Chandrasekharan and Narasimhan ([8]) involving the -type functional equation, which is the first instance beyond Hecke theory of the functional equation with a single gamma factor. First we state the basic settings.

##### 13.1. Statement of the Situation

Let be increasing sequences of positive numbers tending to , and let be complex sequences. We form the Dirichlet series and suppose that they have finite abscissas of absolute convergence , , respectively.

We suppose the existence of the meromorphic function satisfying the functional equation (of -type) of the form with a real number and having a finite number of poles : We introduce the processing gamma factor and suppose that for any real numbers uniformly in .

In the -plane we take two deformed Bromwich paths

such that they squeeze a compact set with boundary for which and all the poles of

lie to the left of and those of

lie to the right of .

Then we define the -function by

In the special case, where , the -function reduces to -functions and denoted by with other parameters remaining the same. We also define the -function by which is for one of -functions. Hereafter we always assume that , which may be extended to .

Then we have which amounts to the following.

Theorem 13.1 ([9]). *One has the modular relation equivalent to (13.2):*

In the special case, where , we have the following.

Theorem 13.2. *One has
*

For many important applications, compare [9].

##### 13.2. The Riesz Sum

Formula (13.11) in the special case of the title reads where

We treat the case . Assuming is a nonnegative *integer*, we put , , , , , . Then (13.12) becomes
where indicates , , , , , .

We note that the -functions in (13.14) reduce to

(by the formula in [10]) and

where indicates , , , , , and , , , , , , . Hence it reduces further to

say, where, slightly more general than Wiltonโs (1.22) [11], we put Hence (13.14) reads which gives a more general form of Wiltonโs Theoremโโ1 [11].

Rewriting (13.19) slightly, we deduce an analogue of Chandrasekharan and Narasimhan result [8, Theoremโโ7.1(a)],

Theorem 13.3. *For , the functional equation (13.2) implies the identity
**
where
**
and where
**
where denotes , with being given by (13.18).*

Corollary 13.4. *For , the functional equation (13.2) implies the identity
**
where
*

We are now in a position to prove an analogue of [8, Theorem 7.1(b)] (although Theorem 13.3 contains [8, Theorem 7.2], too) by the Riemann-Liouville fractional integral transform.

Lemma 13.5 (Riemann-Liouville integral of Bessel functions). * For the well-known Bessel functions and , one has
**
where stands for the Lommel function.*

Equation (13.26) is [12, (63), page 194] and (13.27) is [12, page 196]. We only need (13.27) and (13.27) is for treating the -Bessel function.

Arguing in the same way as in [8], we may prove the following.

Theorem 13.6. *With a -function and a certain constant one has
*