We study the utilization of the entropy function of inputs in solving an Optimal Control Problem (OCP) with linear dynamics and inputs constrained to a variable-sized simplex in which the size is also an input. By using the entropy function as part of the objective functional in the OCP, we are able to derive a closed-form solution. Additionally, we present an example of how the studied OCP can be applied to choose between nudging techniques to discourage a specific behavior, such as non-adherence to medication, through the lens of behavioral momentum theory.
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