**Reference:**

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.

**Abstract:**

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.

Online version of the chapter

Corresponding technical report: pdf file (600 KB)

@incollection{HeeLeh:09-006,

author={W.P.M.H. Heemels and D. Lehmann and J. Lunze and B. {D}e Schutter},

title={Introduction to hybrid systems},

chapter={1},

booktitle={Handbook of Hybrid Systems Control -- Theory, Tools, Applications},

editor={J. Lunze and F. Lamnabhi-Lagarrigue},

publisher={Cambridge University Press},

address={Cambridge, UK},

pages={3--30},

year={2009},

doi={10.1017/CBO9780511807930.002}

}

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