Background
Falb, Peter Lawrence was born on July 26, 1936 in New York City. Son of Harry and Bertha (Kirschner) Falb.
educator , Mathematician , company executive
Falb, Peter Lawrence was born on July 26, 1936 in New York City. Son of Harry and Bertha (Kirschner) Falb.
Bachelor of Arts, Harvard University, 1956;Master of Arts, Harvard University, 1957;Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1961.
Member staff Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory, Cambridge, 1960-1966. Associate professor applied mathematics University Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1966. Professor Brown University, Providence, 1967—2008.
Principal, treasurer Dane, Falb, Stone & Company, Inc., Boston, since 1977. Chairman Barberry Corporation, 1968-1985. Also board directors.
Board directors FES Computing Company, LTCQ, Inc., Toreador Royalty, Infolenz, LTC Media. Managing director F-Company Holdings Company. Visiting professor Lund (Sweden) Institute of Technology, summers 1971, 72, 74, 76, 78.
Consultant National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Bolt, Beranek & Newman Company.
("Control theory represents an attempt to codify, in mathe...)
("Control theory represents an attempt to codify, in mathe...)
(Control theory represents an attempt to codify, in mathem...)
(Control theory represents an attempt to codify, in mathem...)
( Geared toward advanced undergraduate and graduate engin...)
Author: (with M. Athans) Optimal Control: An Introduction to the Theory and its Applications, 1966, (with R. Kalman and M. Arbib) Topics in Mathematical System Theory, 1969, (with J. deJong) Some Successive Approximation Methods in Control and Oscillation Theory, 1969. Methods of Algebraic Geometry in Control Theory, Part I: Scalar Linear Systems and Affine Algebraic Geometry, 1989, Methods of Algebraic Geometry in Control Theory, Part II: Multivariable Linear Systems and Projective Algebraic Geometry, 1999.
Married Karen Forslund, October 9, 1971. Children: Hilary, Alison.