This revised edition emphasizes undergraduate topics and the use of CAD programs, while providing a rigorous treatment of advanced topics and derivation techniques. Organized logically and for maximum teaching flexibility, it instills the basic principles of feedback control essential to all specialty areas of engineering. The first part of the book offers a comprehensive analysis of the fundamentals necessary for feedback control system analysis. The second part provides coverage of root locus, frequency response and state feedback techniques. The last part includes a large number of modern techniques that are useful to the systems design engineer, and also covers a broad spectrum of applicable advanced design methods, such as eigenvalue and eigenstructure assignments, high gain output feedback proportional plus integral controllers, and quantitative feedback theory (QFT). CAD technology is enhanced by the use of MATLAB problems throughout the text. Numerous worked examples, end-of-chapter problems and additional software options such as ICECAP-PC and TOTAL-PC are also offered. This comprehensive text is intended to be of use to both undergraduate and postgraduate students, self-educators and practising engineers.
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Now in its fourth edition, this highly regarded text has been streamlined and updated for an undergraduate audience. The book's primary focus is feedback control systems concepts for continuous-time plants, with an emphasis on root locus analysis and design methodologies. Topics include Laplace transforms, state-space representations of systems, root locus methods, frequency domain interpretations of systems, compensators and observers, pole placement and eigenstructure assignment, linear quadratic regulators, robustness, and quantitative feedback theory techniques. The text employs many examples of feedback control systems from several disciplines (electrical, mechanical, aeronautical, etc.) to give the reader physical insight into their theoretical development. It also demonstrates the use of computer-aided design tools to assist and simply the design process. This book provides students with a clear, unambiguous, and relevant exposition of contemporary control theory, arranged in such a way as to help those wanting to pursue a course of self-study. The first few chapters develop the signals and systems background, making the text relatively self-contained.
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Book Description McGraw-Hill, 1975. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0070161798