Author:
Gene F. Franklin - J. David Powell - Abbas Emami-N

ISBN 13:
9780136019695

ISBN 10:
136019692

Edition:
6

Publisher:
Prentice Hall

Publication Date:
2009-10-03

Format:
Hardcover

Pages:
840

List Price:
$240.40

Combining analysis with design using the three approaches of the root locus, frequency response, and state variable equations, this engineering text presents the mathematical background on the design of feedback control in a wide range of systems. After covering basic information, chapters address dynamic modeling; dynamic response as used in control; and the essential effects of feedback on tracking accuracy, disturbance rejection, and sensitivity to modal errors. The exercises emphasize the ability to do basic calculations by hand, in order to facilitate understanding. This new edition adds discussion of digital control to the material. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

A textbook that develops insights into the problems of control and intuition about methods available to solve them, emphasizes design in parallel with analysis techniques, shows the unity among the several individual design techniques and synthesizes them into a "toolbox" of problem-solving methods, and presents this interdisciplinary material in a way that is easily understood by students from any engineering background. In addition to pedagogical enhancements, this edition adds computer commands for many operations and makes available a MATLAB toolbox with files that will reproduce many of the figures of the text. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)