Control Systems Technology

Control Systems Technology

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For two-semester, junior/senior-level courses in Industrial Electronics, Control Systems, Analog and Digital Control Systems, and Applied Control Systems.Thorough in topic coverage, and modern in the emphasis on computers as a problem solving tool, this text presents a comprehensive treatment of analog and digital control systems, with readable conceptual explanations and clearly written mathematical developments. Its computer-solving approach uses examples of both Mathcad and MATLAB-but stresses the ability to use any suitable software to achieve successful results in solving problems and performing design.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 461 pages
  • 185.4 x 228.6 x 20.3mm | 793.8g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0130815306
  • 9780130815309

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Control Systems Technology is a comprehensive text focused on the knowledge required by practitioners to both understand and evaluate an existing control system. The text also enables readers to devise and design new control system applications.

The text presents classical and digital control systems, emphasizing careful explanations of the concepts. Multiple examples and solutions illustrate the concepts and the operations required to solve problems. The use of computers to implement practical solutions to problems is also emphasized throughout the book.

Topics covered include:

Introduction to Control Systems Laplace Transforms Constrol System Models Frequency Response Analysis State Space Analysis Introduction to Digital Control Systems Discrete Control Systems

Each chapter starts with an introductory section that explains the purpose of that chapter. There is also a summary that contains important points presented within the chapter. A set of review questions reinforces learning. Appendices on complex numbers and matrices will prove to be helpful and informative to readers, and solutions to select odd-numbered problems help readers assure themselves that they have a firm grasp on the subject matter.
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Table of contents

(NOTE: Each chapter begins with Purpose and concludes with Summary and Problems.)1. Introduction to Control Systems. Introduction. Analytical Descriptions. Analog and Digital Control. System Design Objectives.2. Measurement. Measurement Principles. Sensors.3. Laplace Transforms. Introduction. Definition of the Laplace Transform. Properties of Laplace Transforms. Inverse Laplace Transform. Analog Simulation.4. Control System Models. Transfer Functions. Block Diagrams. Mason's Gain Formula. Controller/Compensator Transfer Functions.5. Static and Dynamic Response. Static Response. Dynamic Response of 1st and 2nd Order Plants. Characteristics of Dynamic Response. Relation to Stability.6. Stability. Definitions of Stability. Routh Stability Criterion.7. Frequency Response Analysis. Basic Principles. Control System Bode Plots. Bode Plot Applications.8. Root Locus. Introduction to Root Locus. Root Locus Construction. Root Locus Applications.9. State Space Analysis. State Space Definition. Solving State Space Equations. Simulation Diagrams and State Space Equations. Transfer Function in State Space. Controllability and Observability.10. Introduction to Digital Control Systems. Definition of a Digital Control System. The Difference Equation.11. Z-Transform and the Difference Equation. Definition of the z-Transform. Properties of z-Transforms. Inverse z-Transform. Difference Equation Solution.12. Discrete Control Systems. Sampled Plant z-Transform. Open Loop Transfer Functions. Closed Loop Transfer Functions. Static and Dynamic Response.13. Stability of Discrete Control Systems. Conditions for Stability. Stability Tests. Discrete System Root Locus.14. Discrete State Space. State Space Equations in the Discrete Domain. Discrete State Space Transfer Function. Observability and Controllability. Discrete Simulation Diagrams.Appendices. Odd Problem Solutions. Index.
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