Introduction to Control System Technology, Seventh Edition, is both a textbook on control system technology and a valuable reference that engineers and technicians will want in their personal libraries.
Outstanding features of this text include:
- A computer disk packaged with the text includes a graphical design program that emulates the classical Bode design method. Using this program, the designer can observe how each control mode changes the shape of the open-loop frequency response of the system. By trying different PID control mode values, the designer can use a "design-by-trial" procedure to search for the best possible design.
- The use of analogies to develop common elements for modeling and analyzing electrical, fluid flow, thermal, or mechanical components helps students translate knowledge of one type of component to components of other types.
- End-of-chapter exercises challenge students with practical problems at various levels of difficulty. The exercises are grouped by section numbers with multiple simple problems to reinforce student learning, followed by more complex problems to generate interest in the subject.
A text on control system technology, with sections on terminology, measurement, manipulation, control, and analysis and design. Contains chapter exercises and answers, and code for programs to use with exercises. This fifth edition contains simplified objective checklists, and additional material on calculations with dimensional analyses of less obvious derived units, block diagram simplification, dc motor transfer functions, and programmable controllers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)