# Krener's theorem Krener's theorem In mathematics, Krener's theorem is a result attributed to Arthur J. Krener in geometric control theory about the topological properties of attainable sets of finite-dimensional control systems. It states that any attainable set of a bracket-generating system has nonempty interior or, equivalently, that any attainable set has nonempty interior in the topology of the corresponding orbit. Heuristically, Krener's theorem prohibits attainable sets from being hairy.

Theorem Let {displaystyle { }{dot {q}}=f(q,u)} be a smooth control system, where {displaystyle { q}} belongs to a finite-dimensional manifold {displaystyle M} and {displaystyle u} belongs to a control set {displaystyle U} . Consider the family of vector fields {displaystyle {mathcal {F}}={f(cdot ,u)mid uin U}} .

Let {displaystyle mathrm {Lie} ,{mathcal {F}}} be the Lie algebra generated by {displaystyle {mathcal {F}}} with respect to the Lie bracket of vector fields. Given {displaystyle qin M} , if the vector space {displaystyle mathrm {Lie} _{q},{mathcal {F}}={g(q)mid gin mathrm {Lie} ,{mathcal {F}}}} is equal to {displaystyle T_{q}M} , then {displaystyle q} belongs to the closure of the interior of the attainable set from {displaystyle q} .

Remarks and consequences Even if {displaystyle mathrm {Lie} _{q},{mathcal {F}}} is different from {displaystyle T_{q}M} , the attainable set from {displaystyle q} has nonempty interior in the orbit topology, as it follows from Krener's theorem applied to the control system restricted to the orbit through {displaystyle q} .

When all the vector fields in {displaystyle {mathcal {F}}} are analytic, {displaystyle mathrm {Lie} _{q},{mathcal {F}}=T_{q}M} if and only if {displaystyle q} belongs to the closure of the interior of the attainable set from {displaystyle q} . This is a consequence of Krener's theorem and of the orbit theorem.

As a corollary of Krener's theorem one can prove that if the system is bracket-generating and if the attainable set from {displaystyle qin M} is dense in {displaystyle M} , then the attainable set from {displaystyle q} is actually equal to {displaystyle M} .

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