Introduction to hybrid systems

W.P.M.H. Heemels, D. Lehmann, J. Lunze, and B. De Schutter, "Introduction to hybrid systems," Chapter 1 in Handbook of Hybrid Systems Control - Theory, Tools, Applications (J. Lunze and F. Lamnabhi-Lagarrigue, eds.), Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, ISBN 978-0-521-76505-3, pp. 3-30, 2009.

This chapter gives an informal introduction to hybrid dynamical systems and illustrates by simple examples the main phenomena that are encountered due to the interaction of continuous and discrete dynamics. References to numerous applications show the practical importance of hybrid systems theory.

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Bibtex entry:

        author={W.P.M.H. Heemels and D. Lehmann and J. Lunze and B. {D}e Schutter},
        title={Introduction to hybrid systems},
        booktitle={Handbook of Hybrid Systems Control -- Theory, Tools, Applications},
        editor={J. Lunze and F. Lamnabhi-Lagarrigue},
        publisher={Cambridge University Press},
        address={Cambridge, UK},

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