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The definitive guide to control system design

Modern Control System Theory and Design, Second Edition offers the most comprehensive treatment of control systems available today. Its unique text/software combination integrates classical and modern control system theories, while promoting an interactive, computer-based approach to design solutions. The sheer volume of practical examples, as well as the hundreds of illustrations of control systems from all engineering fields, make this volume accessible to students and indispensable for professional engineers.

This fully updated Second Edition features a new chapter on modern control system design, including state-space design techniques, Ackermann's formula for pole placement, estimation, robust control, and the H method for control system design. Other notable additions to this edition are:
* Free MATLAB software containing problem solutions, which can be retrieved from The Mathworks, Inc., anonymous FTP server at
* Programs and tutorials on the use of MATLAB incorporated directly into the text
* A complete set of working digital computer programs
* Reviews of commercial software packages for control system analysis
* An extensive set of new, worked-out, illustrative solutions added in dedicated sections at the end of chapters
* Expanded end-of-chapter problems—one-third with answers to facilitate self-study
* An updated solutions manual containing solutions to the remaining two-thirds of the problems

Superbly organized and easy-to-use, Modern Control System Theory and Design, Second Edition is an ideal textbook for introductory courses in control systems and an excellent professional reference. Its interdisciplinary approach makes it invaluable for practicing engineers in electrical, mechanical, aeronautical, chemical, and nuclear engineering and related areas.

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Editorial Reviews

A unified treatment of conventional and modern continuous and discrete control system theory and design. Also included are the analysis and design of nonlinear control systems, optimal control systems, as well as linear-state-variable-feedback, estimation, controller, and compensator designs. A solutions manual is available for those considering adopting the volume as a course text. A companion PC or Macintosh diskette, created to accompany the book, is available free of charge by returning a tear-out postcard. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471249061
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/6/1998
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 744
  • Product dimensions: 7.19 (w) x 10.39 (h) x 1.57 (d)

Meet the Author

STANLEY M. SHINNERS is Program Manager at Lockheed Martin Federal Systems and Adjunct Professor at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science, with four decades of industrial and teaching experience. This book is based on his control system courses at Cooper Union and in industrial programs.

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Table of Contents

General Concept of Control-System Design.

Mathematical Techniques for Control-System Analysis.

State Equations and Transfer-Function Representation of Physical Linear Control-System Elements.

Second-Order Systems.

Performance Criteria.

Techniques for Determining Control-System Stability.

Linear Control-System Compensation and Design.

Modern Control-System Design using State-Space, Pole Placement, Ackermann's Formula, Estimation, Robust Control, and H? infinity Techniques.


Answers to Selected Problems.


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