Dynamical Systems and Control
The book contains papers that were presented at the 11th International Workshop on Dynamics and Control in Rio de Janeiro, October, 2000. The book is divided into three parts. The first part deals with advances in dynamics, dynamical systems and control (6 contributions). The second part deals with applications to a variety of problems: control of cars and robots, dynamics of ships and suspension bridges, optimal spacecraft trajectories (altogether 12 papers). The third part (with 6 contributions) contains papers related to social, economic, and biological issues such as models of epidemics, economic games or neural networks. The meeting was a successful attempt to bring together scientists working on theoretical side of the topic with those interested in applications in engineering, economics and biology. The proceedings reflects this fact.