We study spectral properties of the Laplace-Beltrami operator on two relevant almost-Riemannian manifolds, namely the Grushin structures on the cylinder and on the sphere. This operator contains first order diverging terms caused by the divergence of the volume. We get explicit descriptions of the spectrum and the eigenfunctions. In particular in both cases we get a Weyl's law with leading term Elog E. We then study the drastic effect of Aharonov-Bohm magnetic potentials on the spectral properties. Other generalized Riemannian structures including conic and anti-conic type manifolds are also studied. In this case, the Aharonov-Bohm magnetic potential may affect the self-adjointness of the Laplace-Beltrami operator.

1 aBoscain, Ugo1 aPrandi, Dario1 aSeri, M. uhttps://doi.org/10.1080/03605302.2015.109576600494nas a2200097 4500008004100000245012100041210006900162100001700231700001800248856013000266 2013 eng d00aSelf-adjoint extensions and stochastic completeness of the Laplace-Beltrami operator on conic and anticonic surfaces0 aSelfadjoint extensions and stochastic completeness of the Laplac1 aBoscain, Ugo1 aPrandi, Dario uhttps://www.math.sissa.it/publication/self-adjoint-extensions-and-stochastic-completeness-laplace-beltrami-operator-conic-and00349nas a2200097 4500008004300000245006900043210006800112100001700180700001800197856003600215 2008 en_Ud 00aStability of planar switched systems: the nondiagonalizable case0 aStability of planar switched systems the nondiagonalizable case1 aBoscain, Ugo1 aBalde, Moussa uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/185700968nas a2200121 4500008004300000245005100043210005100094520060400145100001700749700002300766700002100789856003600810 2006 en_Ud 00aStability of planar nonlinear switched systems0 aStability of planar nonlinear switched systems3 aWe consider the time-dependent nonlinear system ˙ q(t) = u(t)X(q(t)) + (1 − u(t))Y (q(t)), where q ∈ R2, X and Y are two smooth vector fields, globally asymptotically stable at the origin and u : [0,∞) → {0, 1} is an arbitrary measurable function. Analysing the topology of the set where X and Y are parallel, we give some sufficient and some necessary conditions for global asymptotic stability, uniform with respect to u(.). Such conditions can be verified without any integration or construction of a Lyapunov function, and they are robust under small perturbations of the vector fields.1 aBoscain, Ugo1 aCharlot, Grégoire1 aSigalotti, Mario uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/171000333nas a2200109 4500008004300000020001800043245004400061210004200105100001700147700002300164856003600187 2005 en_Ud a2 7056 6511 000aA short introduction to optimal control0 ashort introduction to optimal control1 aBoscain, Ugo1 aPiccoli, Benedetto uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/225701393nas a2200109 4500008004100000245007100041210006900112260000900181520104000190100001701230856003601247 2002 en d00aStability of planar switched systems: the linear single input case0 aStability of planar switched systems the linear single input cas bSIAM3 aWe study the stability of the origin for the dynamical system $\\\\dot x(t)=u(t)Ax(t)+(1-u(t))Bx(t),$ where A and B are two 2 × 2 real matrices with eigenvalues having strictly negative real part, $x\\\\in {\\\\mbox{{\\\\bf R}}}^2$, and $u(.):[0,\\\\infty[\\\\to[0,1]$ is a completely random measurable function. More precisely, we find a (coordinates invariant) necessary and sufficient condition on A and B for the origin to be asymptotically stable for each function u(.). The result is obtained without looking for a common Lyapunov function but studying the locus in which the two vector fields Ax and Bx are collinear. There are only three relevant parameters: the first depends only on the eigenvalues of A, the second depends only on the eigenvalues of B, and the third contains the interrelation among the two systems, and it is the cross ratio of the four eigenvectors of A and B in the projective line CP1. In the space of these parameters, the shape and the convexity of the region in which there is stability are studied.1 aBoscain, Ugo uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/1529