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## Anatolii Gordeevich Kostyuchenko (obituary)

Analysis of mathematical works of A.G. Kostyuchenko.

The problem mentioned in the title is studied.

For a semigroup $S(t):X\to X$ acting on a metric space $(X,\dist)$, we give a notion of global attractor based only on the minimality with respect to the attraction property. Such an attractor is shown to be invariant whenever $S(t)$ is asymptotically closed. As a byproduct, we generalize earlier results on the existence of global attractors in the classical sense.

We consider the first boundary value problem for elliptic systems defined in unbounded domains, which solutions satisfy the condition of finiteness of the Dirichlet integral also called the energy integral.

We consider the first boundary value problem for elliptic systems defined in unbounded domains, which solutions satisfy the condition of finiteness of the Dirichlet integral also called the energy integral.

In the present paper we study the boundary control by the third boundary condition on the left end of a string, the right end being fixed. An optimality criterion based on the minimization of an integral of a linear combination of the control itself and its antiderivative raised to an arbitrary power *p*≥1 is established. A method is developed permitting one to find a control satisfying this optimality criterion and write it out in the explicit form. The optimal control for *p*>1 is proved. Thereby proposed optimality criterion uniquely determines the optimal solution of boundary control problem under consideration.

Necessary and sufficient conditions for controlled system final phase state guaranteed estimation is determined based on properties of attainability sets for problem solution of prediction possible system phase state on fixed points of time. Required sets of attainability approximation conditions by convex polyhedrons are obtained. System final phase state vector belongs to required set estimation is mathematically grounded. This provides acceptability verification of attainability problems obtained solutions taking into account principles of political, strategical and economical expediency.

Let k be a field of characteristic zero, let G be a connected reductive algebraic group over k and let g be its Lie algebra. Let k(G), respectively, k(g), be the field of k- rational functions on G, respectively, g. The conjugation action of G on itself induces the adjoint action of G on g. We investigate the question whether or not the field extensions k(G)/k(G)^G and k(g)/k(g)^G are purely transcendental. We show that the answer is the same for k(G)/k(G)^G and k(g)/k(g)^G, and reduce the problem to the case where G is simple. For simple groups we show that the answer is positive if G is split of type A_n or C_n, and negative for groups of other types, except possibly G_2. A key ingredient in the proof of the negative result is a recent formula for the unramified Brauer group of a homogeneous space with connected stabilizers. As a byproduct of our investigation we give an affirmative answer to a question of Grothendieck about the existence of a rational section of the categorical quotient morphism for the conjugating action of G on itself.

This proceedings publication is a compilation of selected contributions from the “Third International Conference on the Dynamics of Information Systems” which took place at the University of Florida, Gainesville, February 16–18, 2011. The purpose of this conference was to bring together scientists and engineers from industry, government, and academia in order to exchange new discoveries and results in a broad range of topics relevant to the theory and practice of dynamics of information systems. Dynamics of Information Systems: Mathematical Foundation presents state-of-the art research and is intended for graduate students and researchers interested in some of the most recent discoveries in information theory and dynamical systems. Scientists in other disciplines may also benefit from the applications of new developments to their own area of study.

Let G be a connected semisimple algebraic group over an algebraically closed field k. In 1965 Steinberg proved that if G is simply connected, then in G there exists a closed irreducible cross-section of the set of closures of regular conjugacy classes. We prove that in arbitrary G such a cross-section exists if and only if the universal covering isogeny Ĝ → G is bijective; this answers Grothendieck's question cited in the epigraph. In particular, for char k = 0, the converse to Steinberg's theorem holds. The existence of a cross-section in G implies, at least for char k = 0, that the algebra k[G]G of class functions on G is generated by rk G elements. We describe, for arbitrary G, a minimal generating set of k[G]G and that of the representation ring of G and answer two Grothendieck's questions on constructing generating sets of k[G]G. We prove the existence of a rational (i.e., local) section of the quotient morphism for arbitrary G and the existence of a rational cross-section in G (for char k = 0, this has been proved earlier); this answers the other question cited in the epigraph. We also prove that the existence of a rational section is equivalent to the existence of a rational W-equivariant map T- - - >G/T where T is a maximal torus of G and W the Weyl group.