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Author: Dan S. Necsulescu
ISBN 13: 9780201444919
ISBN 10: 201444917
Edition: 1
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2001-11-09
Format: Paperback
Pages: 311
List Price: $228.60

This textbook provides a self-contained, modern treatment of computer-based mixed systems integration for a first course in mechatronics taught at the senior undergraduate level in mechanical, electrical, computer, and general engineering departments. The book covers fundamental topics, starting with physical properties, continuing with mathematical modeling and computer simulation, and ending with applications illustrated by numerically and experimentally generated results. It explores all major topics in mechatronics and offers a detailed presentation of selected devices as well as numerous MATLAB, Simulink, and LabVIEW applications. Significant educational features:

  • Introduces mechatronics issues using simple examples of mixed electromechanical systems.
  • Covers the material in a structured manner, starting with theoretical background and followed by illustrative numerical problems.
  • Reinforces the concepts through numerous practical examples.
  • Stresses the combined use of mathematical analysis, computer modeling, and experimental examples in solving problems.
  • Promotes an overall educational approach required by current engineering problems that are multidisciplinary in nature.