We give a nonlinear case where one can prove an existence and uniqueness theorem for the optimal control and we give some indications on the optimal control of systems governed by variational inequalities of stationary type a problem dealt with in collaboration with G. Duvaut ; we mention problems of optimal control of systems governed by variational inequalities of evolution which arise in biochemistry Kernevez [2]. We conclude Chapter 3 by a remark of L.

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