This comprehensive treatment of the analysis and design of continuous-timecontrol systems provides a gradual development of control theory and shows how to solve all computational problems withMATLAB. It avoids highly mathematical arguments, and features an abundanceof examples and worked problems throughout. Gives detailed explanations of howto write MATLAB programs to solve a variety of problems in control engineering. Expands coverage of thedesign aspects of control engineering with many new design problems. Adds an introduction torobust control (Ch.10), and many new computational problems all solved with MATLAB.
A comprehensive treatment of the analysis and design of continuous- time control systems written for senior engineering students. The new edition integrates MATLAB into the text, using the program to solve all problems. As in former publications, the structural outline includes introductory materials, the basic Laplace transform, mathematical modeling of dynamic systems, transfer-function models, state-space models, transient-response analysis of first- and second- order systems, basic control actions, the root-locus analysis, design and compensation techniques using frequency-response methods, and Liapunov stability analysis applications to design. An appendix supplies the background materials need for MATLAB use. Includes charts, tables, equations, and examples. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)