Automatic Control Systems / Edition 8

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Real-world applications--Integrates real-world analysis and design applications throughout the text. Examples include: the sun-seeker system, the liquid-level control, dc-motor control, and space-vehicle payload control.
* Examples and problems--Includes an abundance of illustrative examples and problems.
* Marginal notes throughout the text highlight important points.
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An introductory text on control systems, based on the senior-level control-system course taught by the author at the U. of Illinois at Urbana for over 30 years. This edition is expanded to a total of 11 chapters and three appendices. Great emphasis is placed on the design of control systems and computer solutions. Many systems, such as the sun-seeker system, liquid-level control, dc-motor control, space- vehicle payload control, and others, are carried out as numerical examples from analysis to design. Prerequisite are the subjects found in a typical linear-system course. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471134763
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/15/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 624
  • Product dimensions: 8.35 (w) x 10.12 (h) x 1.05 (d)

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Introduction.

Chapter 2. Mathematical Foundation.

Chapter 3. Block Diagrams and Signal-Flow Graphs.

Chapter 4. Modeling of Physical Systems.

Chapter 5. State Variable Analysis.

Chapter 6. Stability of Linear Control Systems.

Chapter 7. Time-Domain Analysis of Control Systems.

Chapter 8. Root-Locus Technique.

Chapter 9. Frequency-Domain Analysis.

Chapter 10. Design of Control Systems.

Chapter 11. The Virtual Lab.


Appendix A. Complex Variable Theory.

Appendix B. Differential and Difference Equations.

Appendix C. Elementary Matrix Theory and Algebra..

Appendix D. Laplace Transform Table.

Appendix E. Operational Amplifiers.

Appendix F. Properties and Construction of the Root Loci.

Appendix G. Frequency-Domain Plots.

Appendix H. General Nyquist Criterion.

Appendix I. Discrete-Data Control Systems.

Appendix J. z-Transform Table.

Appendix K. ACSYS 2002: Description of the Software.

Answers to Selected Problems.

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