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System Dynamics: An Introduction

System Dynamics: An Introduction
Author: Derek Rowell - David N. Wormley
ISBN 13: 9780132108089
ISBN 10: 132108089
Edition: 1
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 1996-10-10
Format: Paperback
Pages: 592
List Price: $201.80

Rowell and Wormley use a linear graph approach. Thiscontrasts with the bond graph approach or no graph approach. This is thefirst modern linear graph System Dynamics that has been published in 30years. Chapters are organized so that introductory material is presentedfirst, with more advanced topics coming later. Containsexceptionally clear presentation of Frequency response. Features detaileddevelopment of the construction of lumped-parameter system models from setsof primitive elements; and modeling techniques are presented using an energybased state-space formulation method that provides linkages to classicalsystem representations.


Emphasizing applications to engineering systems, the authors (mechanical engineering, MIT) develop in detail the basis for constructing a lumped-parameter system model from a set of primitive elements, and understanding the transient and frequency response performance of the model. A sampling of topics: energy and power flow in state-determined systems, one-port primitive elements, energy- transducing system elements, operational methods for linear systems, linear state equations, system response by numerical simulation, impedence-based modeling methods, and partial fraction expansion of rational functions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)