Based on classical design methods and emphasising the sound grasp of basic principles,this text is impressively student centered: each chapter develops along clear and logical lines,building and often referring to earlier chapters. A wealth of exercises,practical examples,problems and case studies both aid self-learning and show how design methods can be applied to practical problems. The software package,CODAS,is a fully integrated graphics based package for designing a simulating feedback control systems. It is a special issue of the widely available CODAS II professional package,with all the capabilities of the full package except for discrete-time and non-linear facilities. It is fully integrated with the content of the book,and allows most of the exercises and problems therein to be tackled and validated. It enables the reader to explore the subject in a way simply not possible with standard textbooks.