1st Edition

Control System Fundamentals

ISBN 9780849300530
Published December 27, 1999 by CRC Press
480 Pages

USD $200.00

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Book Description

Sifting through the variety of control systems applications can be a chore. Diverse and numerous technologies inspire applications ranging from float valves to microprocessors. Relevant to any system you might use, the highly adaptable Control System Fundamentals fills your need for a comprehensive treatment of the basic principles of control system engineering.

This overview furnishes the underpinnings of modern control systems. Beginning with a review of the required mathematics, major subsections cover digital control and modeling. An international panel of experts discusses the specification of control systems, techniques for dealing with the most common and important control system nonlinearities, and digital implementation of control systems, with complete references. This framework yields a primary resource that is also capable of directing you to more detailed articles and books.

This self-contained reference explores the universal aspects of control that you need for any application. Reliable, up-to-date, and versatile, Control System Fundamentals answers your basic control systems questions and acts as an ideal starting point for approaching any control problem.

Table of Contents

Mathematical Foundations
Ordinary Linear Differential and Difference Equations
The Fourier, Laplace, and z-Transforms
Matrices and Linear Algebra
Complex Variables
Models for Dynamical Systems
Standard Mathematical Models
Graphical Models
Determining Models
Analysis and Design Methods for Continuous-Time Systems
Analysis Methods
Stability Tests
Design Methods
Digital Control
Discrete-Time Systems
Sampled Data Systems
Discrete-Time Equivalents to Continuous-Time Systems
Design Methods for Discrete-Time, Linear Time-Invariant Systems
Quantization Effects
Sample-Rate Selection
Real-Time Software for Implementation of Feedback Control
Programmable Controllers
Analysis and Design Methods for Nonlinear Systems
Analysis Methods
Design Methods
Software for Control System Analysis and Design
Numerical and Computational Issues in Linear Control and System Theory
Software for Modeling and Simulating Control Systems
Computer-Aided Control Systems Design

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"…a practical tutorial on various control methodologies arising from several types of applications."
- Zentralblatt Math 967

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