The signal structure is a partial structure representation for dynamic systems. It characterizes the causal relationship between manifest variables and is depicted in a weighted graph, where the weights are dynamic operators. Earlier work has defined signal structure for linear time-invariant systems through dynamical structure function. This thesis focuses on the search for the signal structure of nonlinear systems and proves that the signal structure reduces to the linear definition when the systems are linear. Specifically, this work: (1) Defines the complete computational structure for nonlinear systems. (2) Provides a process to find the complete computational structure given a state space model. (3) Defines the signal structure for dynamic systems in general. (4) Provides a process to find the signal structure for a class of dynamic systems from their complete computational structure.
College and Department
Physical and Mathematical Sciences; Computer Science
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Jin, Meilan, "Signal Structure for a Class of Nonlinear Dynamic Systems" (2018). All Theses and Dissertations. 6829.
signal structure, complete computational structure, dynamical structure functions, nonlinear dynamic systems, linear time-invariant systems, partial structure representations, structure representations