Synopses & Reviews
This well-respected work discusses the use of digital computers in the real-time control of dynamic systems. The emphasis is on the design of digital controls that achieve good dynamic response and small errors while using signals that are sampled in time and quantized in amplitude. Both classical and modern control methods are described and applied to illustrative examples. The strengths and limitations of each method are explored to help the reader develop satisfactory designs with the least effort.
Two new chapters have been added to the third edition offering a review of feedback control systems and an overview of digital control systems. MATLAB statements and problems have been more thoroughly and carefully integrated throughout the book to offer readers a more complete design picture. The new edition contains up-to-date material on state-space design and twice as many end-of-chapter problems.
This Ellis-Kagle Press printing of the 3rd edition has all known errors corrected and the latest web site information for downloading the associated Matlab files.