Control Systems

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Overview

*Key concepts and techniques introduced through applications
*Introduces mathematical techniques without assuming prior knowledge
*Written for the latest vocational and undergraduate courses

Bill Bolton introduces the key methods and maths of control engineering through examples and applications firmly grounded in practical engineering contexts -- ideal for students new to engineering studies.

This brand new textbook is designed for students seeking an introduction to the subject for Higher Nationals or pre-degree level course or a level one degree modules. Unlike the majority of control engineering texts this book does not assume prior knowledge of the key mathematical methods, which are introduced here in relevant engineering contexts. The essential modelling techniques are supported by descriptive text covering the engineering applications of control theory and the hardware involved - instrumentation equipment, programmable logic controllers.

Working through this student-centred text readers will be brought up to speed with the modelling of control systems using Laplace, and given a solid grounding of the pivotal role of control systems across the spectrum of modern engineering. A clear, readable text is supported by numerous worked example and problems.

Audience: Students following pre-degree vocational courses and first year degree modules. UK courses: BTEC National (2001/02 specifications), HNC / HND (coverage of this book has been specifically matched to the Control Systems and Automation unit).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750654616
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 2/1/2002
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 0.41 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 10.00 (d)

Meet the Author

W. Bolton has worked in industry, as well as academia as a senior lecturer in a College of Technology, a member of the Nuffield Advanced Physics team, adviser on British Government Aid project to Brazil on technical education, UNESCO consultant in Argentina and Thailand, Head of Research and Development at the Business and Technician Education Council, now retired. He has written many engineering textbooks including: Mechatronics 4th ed., Engineering Science 5th ed., Higher Engineering Science 2nd ed., Mechanical Science 3rd ed., Instrumentation and Control Systems.
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Table of Contents

Preface; Control systems; System models; System response; System parameters; Frequency response; Nyquist diagrams; Controllers; Appendices; Answers; Index
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