Let us start with t=N−1 and \(\tilde{J}^{o}_{N}=J^{o}_{N}\). Lecture 4: Approximate dynamic programming By Shipra Agrawal Deep Q Networks discussed in the last lecture are an instance of approximate dynamic programming. 25, 63–74 (2009), Alessandri, A., Gnecco, G., Sanguineti, M.: Minimizing sequences for a family of functional optimal estimation problems. Value function stores and reuses solutions. Mach. =0 (k=t,…,N) are equivalent for t=N to. Chapter 4 — Dynamic Programming The key concepts of this chapter: - Generalized Policy Iteration (GPI) - In place dynamic programming (DP) - Asynchronous dynamic programming. t Complex. □, Set η ], \(v_{t,j}(a_{t,j})+ \frac{1}{2}\alpha_{t,j} a_{t,j}^{2}\) has negative semi-definite Hessian too. The prior variances reflect our beliefs about the uncertainty of V0. Set \(\tilde{J}^{o}_{N-1}=f_{N-1}\) in (22). t J. Optim. Two main types of approximators t+1,…,n 16: March 10: Value function approximation with neural networks (Mark Schmidt). =0 and for t=N/M−1,…,0, assume that, at stage t+1 of ADP(M), \(\tilde{J}_{t+1}^{o} \in\mathcal{F}_{t+1}\) is such that \(\sup_{x_{t+1} \in X_{t+1}} | J_{M\cdot (t+1)}^{o}(x_{t+1})-\tilde{J}_{t+1}^{o}(x_{t+1}) |\leq{\eta}_{t+1}\). J. Optim. Optim. Autom. We denote by \(g^{o}_{t,j}\) the jth component of the optimal policy function \(g^{o}_{t}\) (j=1,…,d). R� :��$��*b.��JĔ�D���rR�+���J�C��A;ǜ}��AG�cH4x��a]:���P3�6`�A�6�. 59. As the labor incomes y (b) About Assumption 3.1(ii). )=u(a Then, \(h_{N} \in\mathcal{C}^{m}(\bar{A}_{N})\) and is concave by Assumption 5.2(ii). Then, after N iterations we have \(\sup_{x_{0} \in X_{0}} | J_{0}^{o}(x_{0})-\tilde {J}_{0}^{o}(x_{0}) | \leq\eta_{0} = \varepsilon_{0} + 2\beta \eta_{1} = \varepsilon_{0} + 2\beta \varepsilon_{1} + 4\beta^{2} \eta_{2} = \dots= \sum_{t=0}^{N-1}{(2\beta)^{t}\varepsilon_{t}}\). (i) is proved likewise Proposition 3.1 by replacing \(J_{t+1}^{o}\) with \(\tilde{J}_{t+1}^{o}\) and \(g_{t}^{o}\) with \(\tilde{g}_{t}^{o}\). mate dynamic programming is equivalent to finding value function approximations. : Numerical Optimization. Optim. Q-Learning is a specific algorithm. Google Scholar, Altman, E., Nain, P.: Optimal control of the M/G/1 queue with repeated vacations of the server. C. For a symmetric real matrix, we denote by λ value function Vˇ(s) for all s. In the function approximation version, we learn a parametric approximation V~ (s). Immediate online access to all issues from 2019. Though invisible to most users, they are essential for the operation of nearly all devices – from basic home appliances to aircraft and nuclear power plants. A common ADP technique is value function approximation (VFA). As the expressions that one can obtain for its partial derivatives up to the order m−1 are bounded and continuous not only on \(\operatorname{int} (X_{t})\), but on the whole X Oper. Dynamic programming algorithms assume that the dynamics and reward are perfectly known. Springer, New York (2006), Zhang, F. Then. Proceeding as in the proof of Proposition 2.2(i), we get the recursion η The parameter can map the feature vector f(s) for … Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout. 1>0 such that, for every \(f \in B_{\theta}(\|\cdot\|_{\varGamma^{q+s+1}})\) and every positive integer n, there is \(f_{n} \in\mathcal{R}(\psi,n)\) such that, The next step consists in proving that, for every positive integer ν and s=⌊d/2⌋+1, the space \(\mathcal{W}^{\nu +s}_{2}(\mathbb{R}^{d})\) is continuously embedded in Γ Appl. are bounded from above by \(a_{t,j}^{\max}\). t t (ii) follows by Proposition 3.1(ii) (with p=+∞) and Proposition 4.1(ii). • Many fewer weights than states: • Changing one weight changes the estimated value of many states We have tight convergence properties and bounds on errors. Then, it follows by Lemma 9.1 that \(J^{o}_{t}\) is concave (even α (i) Let us first show by backward induction on t that \(J^{o}_{t} \in\mathcal{C}^{m}(X_{t})\) and, for every j∈{1,…,d}, \(g^{o}_{t,j} \in\mathcal{C}^{m-1}(X_{t})\) (which we also need in the proof). By (22) and condition (10), there exists a positive integer \(\bar{n}_{N-1}\) such that \(\tilde{J}^{o}_{N-1}\) is concave for \(n_{N-1}\geq\bar{n}_{N-1}\). A common technique for dealing with the curse of dimensionality in approximate dynamic programming is to use a parametric value function approximation, where the value of being in a state is assumed to be a linear combination of basis functions. J. Optim. Google Scholar, Loomis, L.H. (c) About Assumption 3.1(iii). J. t Learn. t Conditions that guarantee smoothness properties of the value function at each stage are derived. -concavity (α t The other notations used in the proof are detailed in Sect. Value-function approximation is investigated for the solution via Dynamic Programming (DP) of continuous-state sequential N-stage decision problems, in which the reward to be maximized has an additive structure over a finite number of stages. Also, if you mean Dynamic Programming as in Value Iteration or Policy Iteration, still not the same.These algorithms are "planning" methods.You have to give them a transition and a reward function and they will iteratively compute a value function and an optimal … t Theory 9, 427–439 (1997), Chambers, J., Cleveland, W.: Graphical Methods for Data Analysis. While designing policies based on value function approximations arguably remains one of the most powerful tools in the ADP toolbox, it is virtually impossible to create boundaries between a policy based on a value function approximation, and a policy based on direct 3 0 obj are known, for t=1,…,N, we have, (the upper bound is achieved when all the consumptions c Now, fix t and suppose that \(J^{o}_{t+1} \in\mathcal{C}^{m}(X_{t+1})\) and is concave. ). Control Appl. IEEE Press, New York (2004), Karp, L., Lee, I.H. follows from the budget constraints (25), which for c j=1,…,d In order to conclude the backward induction step, it remains to show that \(J^{o}_{t}\) is concave. By differentiating the equality \(J^{o}_{t}(x_{t})=h_{t}(x_{t},g^{o}_{t}(x_{t}))+ \beta J^{o}_{t+1}(g^{o}_{t}(x_{t}))\) we obtain, So, by the first-order optimality condition we get. to the initialization of the value function approximation in the approximate dynamic programming literature. Series in Applied Mathematics, vol. Bounds? t Also for ADP, the output is a policy or decision function Xˇ t(S t) that maps each possible state S tto a decision x (eds. This is Assumption 5.2(i), with the obvious replacements of X ): Handbook of Learning and Approximate Dynamic Programming. Let \(f \in \mathcal{W}^{\nu+s}_{2}(\mathbb{R}^{d})\). Functions constant along hyperplanes are known as ridge functions. t By Assumption 5.2(iii), for each j=1,…,d and α N : Look-ahead policies for admission to a single-server loss system. Springer, Berlin (1970), Kůrková, V., Sanguineti, M.: Geometric upper bounds on rates of variable-basis approximation. none. and a Well suited for parallelization. ν(ℝd), and, by the argument above, there exists C The proof proceeds similarly for the other values of t; each constant C The symbol ∇ denotes the gradient operator when it is applied to a scalar-valued function and the Jacobian operator when applied to a vector-valued function. Choose the approximation nodes, X t = fx it: 1 i m tgfor every t0 such that the function. 4. t,j By differentiating the two members of (39) up to derivatives of h ∈(0,β λ Let V^(x;cT) u T(x). >0) of \(J_{N}^{o}=h_{N}\) is assumed. (a) About Assumption 3.1(i). C t For each state s, we define a row-vector ˚(s) of features. For example, the function V~ (s;a) could simply be a linear function in and features V~ (s) = 0f 0(s) + 1f 1(s) +:::+ nf n(s), or output of a deep neural net. yߐZ}�C�!�[: 47, 38–53 (1999), Cervellera, C., Muselli, M.: Efficient sampling in approximate dynamic programming algorithms. To study the second integral, taking the hint from [37, p. 941], we factorize \(\|\omega\|^{\nu}|{\hat{f}}({\omega})| = a(\omega) b(\omega)\), where a(ω):=(1+∥ω∥2s)−1/2 and \(b(\omega) := \|\omega\|^{\nu}|{\hat{f}}({\omega})| (1+ \|\omega\|^{2s})^{1/2}\). By differentiating (40) and using (39), for the Hessian of \(J^{o}_{t}\), we obtain, which is Schur’s complement of \([\nabla^{2}_{2,2}h_{t}(x_{t},g^{o}_{t}(x_{t})) + \beta\nabla^{2} J^{o}_{t+1}(x_{t},g^{o}_{t}(x_{t})) ]\) in the matrix, Note that such a matrix is negative semidefinite, as it is the sum of the two matrices. Van Nostrand, Princeton (1953), Boldrin, M., Montrucchio, L.: On the indeterminacy of capital accumulation paths. , which are compact, convex, and have nonempty interiors too. Hence, \(\int_{\mathbb{R} ^{d}}M(\omega)^{\nu}|{\hat{f}}({\omega})| \,d\omega\) is finite, so f∈Γ Then, after N iterations we get \(\sup_{x_{0} \in X_{0}} | J_{0}^{o}(x_{0})-\tilde{J}_{0}^{o}(x_{0}) | \leq\eta_{0} = \varepsilon_{0} + \beta \eta_{1} = \varepsilon_{0} + \beta \varepsilon_{1} + \beta^{2} \eta_{2} = \dots:= \sum_{t=0}^{N-1}{\beta^{t}\varepsilon_{t}}\). Starting i n this chapter, the assumption is that the environment is a finite Markov Decision Process (finite MDP). Robust Approximate Bilinear Programming for Value Function Approximation Marek Petrik MPETRIK@US.IBM.COM IBM T.J. Watson Research Center P.O. Oper. Value Function Iteration. Well suited for … : Dynamic Programming and Optimal Control vol. Academic Press, San Diego (2003), Rudin, W.: Functional Analysis. Compute v i= max a i2D(x i;t) u t(x i;a i) + EfV^(x+ i;c t+1) jx i;a ig s.t. Let \(x_{t} \in\operatorname{int} (X_{t})\). Approximate Dynamic Programming Introduction Approximate Dynamic Programming (ADP), also sometimes referred to as neuro-dynamic programming, attempts to overcome some of the limitations of value iteration. Control 38, 1766–1775 (1993), Lendaris, G.G., Neidhoefer, J.C.: Guidance in the choice of adaptive critics for control. By applying to \(\hat{J}^{o,2}_{N-2}\) Proposition 4.1(i) with q=2+(2s+1)(N−2), for every positive integer n Such an approximation has to be obtained from \(\hat{J}_{t}^{o}=T_{t} \tilde{J}_{t+1}^{o}\) (which, in general, may not belong to \(\mathcal{F}_{t}\)), because \(J_{t}^{o}=T_{t} {J}_{t+1}^{o}\) is unknown. IEEE Trans. It was introduced in 1989 by Christopher J. C. H. Watkins in his PhD Thesis. 49, 398–412 (2001), Judd, K.: Numerical Methods in Economics. IEEE Trans. The same holds for the \(\bar{D}_{t}\), since by (31) they are the intersections between \(\bar{A}_{t} \times\bar{A}_{t+1}\) and the sets D t Correspondence to N =2β "^��Ay�����+����0a�����8�"���!C&�Q�~슡�Qw�k�ԭ�Y��9���Qg�,�R2�����hݪ�)* Then the maximal sets A Our second method relaxes the constraints that link the decisions for difierent production plants. /Length 1559 t Inf. 1. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10957-012-0118-2, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10957-012-0118-2, Over 10 million scientific documents at your fingertips, Not logged in Theory 39, 930–945 (1993), Gnecco, G., Kůrková, V., Sanguineti, M.: Some comparisons of complexity in dictionary-based and linear computational models. and \(J^{o}_{t+1}\) are concave and twice continuously differentiable. 6. 1, nor an upper bound on it. These properties are exploited to approximate such functions by means of certain nonlinear approximation schemes, which include splines of suitable order and Gaussian radial-basis networks with variable centers and widths. Theory 40, 26–39 (1986), Dawid, H., Kopel, M., Feichtinger, G.: Complex solutions of nonconcave dynamic optimization models. Oxford Science Publications, Oxford (2004), Hornik, K., Stinchcombe, M., White, H., Auer, P.: Degree of approximation results for feedforward networks approximating unknown mappings and their derivatives. (ii) Inspection of the proof of Proposition 3.1(i) shows that \(J_{t}^{o}\) is α The goal of approximate Many sequential decision problems can be formulated as Markov Decision Processes (MDPs) where the optimal value function (or cost{to{go function) can be shown to satisfy a monotone structure in some or all of its dimensions. Bellman, R.: Dynamic Programming. VFAs generally operate by reducing the dimensionality of the state through the selection of a set of features to which all states can be mapped. Theory Appl. Parameterized Value Functions • A parameterized value function's values are set by setting the values of a weight vector : • could be a linear function: is the feature weights • could be a neural network: is the weights, biases, kernels, etc. J. Econ. t 147, 243–262 (2010), Adda, J., Cooper, R.: Dynamic Economics: Quantitative Methods and Applications. Value function approximations have to capture the right structure. Control 24, 1121–1144 (2000), Nawijn, W.M. We use the notation ∇2 for the Hessian. function R(V )(s) = V (s) ^(V )(s)as close to the zero function as possible. Recall that for Problem \(\mathrm {OC}_{N}^{d}\), we have h : Markov Decision Processes. Box 218 Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, USA Shlomo Zilberstein SHLOMO@CS.UMASS.EDU Department of Computer Science University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA 01003, USA Editor: Shie Mannor Abstract Math. CiteSeerX - Document Details (Isaac Councill, Lee Giles, Pradeep Teregowda): The success of reinforcement learning in practical problems depends on the ability tocombine function approximation with temporal difference methods such as value iteration. Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications So, Assumption 3.1(iii) is satisfied for every α and then show that the budget constraints (25) are satisfied if and only if the sets A Interaction of di erent approximation errors. Taking ν=q+s+1 as required in (41) and C=C t In Lecture 3 we studied how this assumption can be relaxed using reinforcement learning algorithms. Likewise for the optimal policies, this extends to \(J^{o}_{t} \in\mathcal{C}^{m}(X_{t})\). D Jr., Kitanidis, P.K. Dynamic Programming is an umbrella encompassing many algorithms. Mach. Alternatively, we solve the Bellman equation directly using aggregation methods for linearly-solvable Markov Decision Processes to obtain an approximation to the value function and the optimal policy. □. Robbins–Monro stochastic approximation algorithm applied to estimate the value function of Bellman’s dynamic programming equation. (4) Value Function Iteration Well known, basic algorithm of dynamic programming. : Improved dynamic programming methods for optimal control of lumped-parameter stochastic systems. By [55, Corollary 3.2]Footnote 3, the compactness of the support of ψ, and the regularity of its boundary (which allows one to apply the Rellich–Kondrachov theorem [56, Theorem 6.3, p. 168]), for s=⌊d/2⌋+1 and \(\psi\in\mathcal{S}^{q+s}\), there existsFootnote 4 t,j Reinforcement Learning with Function Approximation Richard S. Sutton, David McAllester, Satinder Singh, Yishay Mansour AT&T Labs - Research, 180 Park Avenue, Florham Park, NJ 07932 Abstract Function approximation is essential to reinforcement learning, but the standard approach of approximating a value function and deter­ 4.1. t,j N These are iterative algorithms that try to nd xed point of Bellman equations, while approximating the value-function/Q- t Wiley, New York (1993), Puterman, M.L., Shin, M.C. (where β A set of basis functions within a linear architecture is defined to approximate the value function around the post-decision state. Res. (d) About Assumption 3.1(iv). Then programming approximation method for dynamic allocation of substitutable resources under un-certainty. Inf. : Dynamic Programming and Optimal Control vol. $$, \(\int_{\mathbb{R}^{d}}a^{2}(\omega) \,d\omega= \int_{\mathbb{R}^{d}}(1+ \|\omega\|^{2s})^{-1} \,d\omega\), \(\int_{\mathbb{R}^{d}}b^{2}(\omega) \,d\omega= \int_{\mathbb{R}^{d}} \| \omega\|^{2\nu} |{\hat{f}}({\omega})|^{2} (1+ \|\omega\|^{2s}) \,d\omega= \int_{\mathbb{R}^{d}} |{\hat{f}}({\omega})|^{2} (\|\omega\|^{2\nu} + \|\omega\|^{2(\nu+s)}) \,d\omega\), \(\int_{\mathbb{R} ^{d}}M(\omega)^{\nu}|{\hat{f}}({\omega})| \,d\omega\), \(B_{\rho}(\|\cdot\|_{\mathcal{W}^{\nu+s}_{2}}) \subset B_{C_{2} \rho}(\|\cdot\|_{\varGamma^{\nu}})\), \(f \in B_{\rho}(\|\cdot\|_{\mathcal{W}^{q + 2s+1}_{2}})\), \(\max_{0\leq|\mathbf{r}|\leq q} \sup_{x \in X} \vert D^{\mathbf{r}} f(x) - D^{\mathbf{r}} f_{n}(x) \vert \leq C \frac{\rho}{\sqrt{n}}\), \(\bar{J}^{o,2}_{N-1} \in\mathcal {W}^{2+(2s+1)N}_{2}(\mathbb{R}^{d})\), \(T_{N-1} \tilde{J}^{o}_{N}=T_{N-1} J^{o}_{N}=J^{o}_{N-1}=\bar {J}^{o,2}_{N-1}|_{X_{N-1}}\), \(\hat{J}^{o,2}_{N-2} \in \mathcal{W}^{2+(2s+1)(N-1)}_{2}(\mathbb{R}^{d})\), \(T_{N-2} \tilde{J}^{o}_{N-1}=\hat{J}^{o,2}_{N-2}|_{X_{N-2}}\), \(f_{N-2} \in\mathcal{R}(\psi_{t},n_{N-2})\), \(\hat {J}^{o,2}_{N-2} \in\mathcal{W}^{2 + (2s+1)(N-1)}_{2}(\mathbb{R}^{d})\), \(\| \hat{J}^{o,2}_{N-2} \|_{\mathcal{W}^{2 + (2s+1)(N-1)}_{2}(\mathbb{R}^{d})}\), $$a_{t,j} \leq a_{0,j}^{\max} \prod _{k=0}^{t-1}(1+r_{k,j}) + \sum _{i=0}^{t-1} y_{i,j} \prod _{k=i}^{t-1}(1+r_{k,j})=a_{t,j}^{\max} $$, \(a_{t,j} \prod_{k=t}^{N-1} (1+r_{k,j}) + \sum_{i=t}^{N-1} y_{i,j} \prod_{k=i}^{N-1} (1+r_{k,j}) + y_{N,j} \geq0 \), $$ a_{t,j} \geq-\frac{\sum_{i=t}^{N-1} y_{i,j} \prod_{k=i}^{N-1} (1+r_{k,j}) + y_{N,j}}{\prod_{k=t}^{N-1} (1+r_{k,j} )}. © 2021 Springer Nature Switzerland AG. plores a restricted space of all policies, 2) approximate dynamic programming—or value function approximation—which searches a restricted space of value functions, an d 3) approximate linear programming, which approximates the solution using a linear program. Instead, value functions and policies need to be approximated. << (iii) follows by Proposition 3.1(iii) (with p=1) and Proposition 4.1(iii). Article  We first derive some constraints on the form of the sets A When the decision horizon goes to infinity. : Modified policy iteration algorithms for discounted Markov decision processes. (ed. N−2>0 independently of n 22, 59–94 (1996), Zoppoli, R., Sanguineti, M., Parisini, T.: Approximating networks and extended Ritz method for the solution of functional optimization problems. Oper. Math. (i) We use a backward induction argument. Learn. -concave (α Handbook of Learning and Approximate Dynamic Programming, pp. : Gradient dynamic programming for stochastic optimal control of multidimensional water resources systems. t t Res. Neuro-dynamic programming (or "Reinforcement Learning", which is the term used in the Artificial Intelligence literature) uses neural network and other approximation architectures to overcome such bottlenecks to the applicability of dynamic programming. CBMS-NSF Regional Conf. Theory 100, 73–92 (2001), Rapaport, A., Sraidi, S., Terreaux, J.: Optimality of greedy and sustainable policies in the management of renewable resources. $$, $$\left( \begin{array}{c@{\quad}c} \nabla^2_{1,1} h_t(x_t,g^o_t(x_t)) & \nabla^2_{1,2}h_t(x_t,g^o_t(x_t)) \\ [6pt] \nabla^2_{2,1}h_t(x_t,g^o_t(x_t)) & \nabla^2_{2,2}h_t(x_t,g^o_t(x_t)) \end{array} \right) \quad \mbox{and} \quad \left( \begin{array}{c@{\quad}c} 0 & 0 \\ [4pt] 0 & \beta\nabla^2 J^o_{t+1}(x_t,g^o_t(x_t)) \end{array} \right) , $$, \(J^{o}_{t} \in\mathcal{C}^{m}(X_{t}) \subset\mathcal{W}^{m}_{p}(\operatorname{int}(X_{t}))\), \(J^{o}_{t} \in\mathcal{W}^{m}_{p}(\operatorname{int}(X_{t}))\), \(\bar {J}_{t}^{o,p} \in \mathcal{W}^{m}_{p}(\mathbb{R}^{d})\), \(\mathcal{W}^{m}_{1}(\mathbb{R}^{d}) \subset\mathcal{B}^{m}_{1}(\mathbb{R}^{d})\), \(\hat{J}^{o,p}_{t,j} \in\mathcal{W}^{m}_{p}(\mathbb{R}^{d})\), \(T_{t} \tilde{J}_{t+1,j}^{o}=\hat{J}^{o,p}_{t,j}|_{X_{t}}\), $$\lim_{j \to\infty} \max_{0 \leq|\mathbf{r}| \leq m} \bigl\{ \operatorname{sup}_{x_t \in X_t }\big| D^{\mathbf{r}}\bigl(J_t^o(x_t)- \bigl(T_t \tilde{J}_{t+1,j}^o\bigr) (x_t)\bigr) \big| \bigr\}=0. Google Scholar, Foufoula-Georgiou, E., Kitanidis, P.K. In linear value function approximation, the value function is represented as a linear combination of nonlinear basis functions (vectors). The cost-to-go The integral \(\int_{\mathbb{R}^{d}}a^{2}(\omega) \,d\omega= \int_{\mathbb{R}^{d}}(1+ \|\omega\|^{2s})^{-1} \,d\omega\) is finite for 2s>d, which is satisfied for all d≥1 as s=⌊d/2⌋+1. Fiz. As \(J_{t}^{o}\) is unknown, in the worst case it happens that one chooses \(\tilde{J}_{t}^{o}=\tilde{f}_{t}\) instead of \(\tilde{J}_{t}^{o}=f_{t}\). Princeton University Press, Princeton (1957), Bertsekas, D.P., Tsitsiklis, J.: Neuro-Dynamic Programming. k,j t+1+ε Comput. However, solving V ∗ (x) generally involves two-point boundary value problem (TPBVP) of partial differential equations, which may be impossible to solve as reviewed in the Section 1. 2, 153–176 (2008), Institute of Intelligent Systems for Automation, National Research Council of Italy, Genova, Italy, DIBRIS, University of Genova, Genova, Italy, You can also search for this author in These properties are exploited to approximate such functions by means of certain nonlinear approximation … : Neural networks for optimal approximation of smooth and analytic functions. 24, 1345–1359 (1988), Article  SIAM, Philadelphia (1992), Sobol’, I.: The distribution of points in a cube and the approximate evaluation of integrals. (i) We detail the proof for t=N−1 and t=N−2; the other cases follow by backward induction. . Tables Other Aids Comput. For results similar to [55, Corollary 3.2] and for specific choices of ψ, [55] gives upper bounds on similar constants (see, e.g., [55, Theorem 2.3 and Corollary 3.3]). >> In the case of a composite function, e.g., f(g(x,y,z),h(x,y,z)), by ∇ However, by the Rellich–Kondrachov theorem [56, Theorem 6.3, p. 168], one can replace “\(\operatorname{ess\,sup}\)” with “sup”. □. The statement for t=N−2 follows by the fact that the dependence of the bound (42) on \(\| \hat{J}^{o,2}_{N-2} \|_{\mathcal{W}^{2 + (2s+1)(N-1)}_{2}(\mathbb{R}^{d})}\) can be removed by exploiting Proposition 3.2(ii); in particular, we can choose C The results provide insights into the successful performances appeared in the literature about the use of value-function approximators in DP. MIT Press, Cambridge (1998), Kůrková, V., Sanguineti, M.: Comparison of worst-case errors in linear and neural network approximation. 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