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
Ordinary Linear Differential and Difference Equations
The Fourier, Laplace, and z-Transforms
Matrices and Linear Algebra
Models for Dynamical Systems
Standard Mathematical Models
Analysis and Design Methods for Continuous-Time Systems
Sampled Data Systems
Discrete-Time Equivalents to Continuous-Time Systems
Design Methods for Discrete-Time, Linear Time-Invariant Systems
Real-Time Software for Implementation of Feedback Control
Analysis and Design Methods for Nonlinear Systems
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
"…a practical tutorial on various control methodologies arising from several types of applications."
- Zentralblatt Math 967