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Overview

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.

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

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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