System Dynamics

System Dynamics

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System Dynamics includes the strongest treatment of computational software and system simulation of any available text, with its early introduction of MATLAB (R) and Simulink (R). The text's extensive coverage also includes discussion of the root locus and frequency response plots, among other methods for assessing system behavior in the time and frequency domains as well as topics such as function discovery, parameter estimation, and system identification techniques, motor performance evaluation, and system dynamics in everyday life.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 928 pages
  • 213 x 262 x 36mm | 1,794g
  • McGraw-Hill Professional
  • United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 673 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0073398063
  • 9780073398068
  • 1,748,173

Table of contents

1) Introduction

2) Dynamic Response and the Laplace Transform Method

3) Modeling of Rigid-Body Mechanical Systems

4) Spring and Damper Elements in Mechanical Systems

5) Block Diagrams, State-Variable Models and Simulation Methods

6) Electrical and Electromechanical Systems

7) Fluid and Thermal Systems

8) System Analysis in the Time Domain

9) System Analysis in the Frequency Domain

10) Introduction to Feedback Control Systems

11) Control System Design and the Root Locus Plot

12) Compensator Design and the Bode Plot

13) Vibration Applications


A) Guide to Selected MATLAB Commands and Functions

B) Fourier Series

C) Developing Models from Data

D) Introduction to MATLAB (On Website)

E) Numerical Methods (On Website)
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About William Palm

William J. Palm III a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics at the University of Rhode Island, he helped develop an educational program of introduction to engineering based on MATLAB. He is the author of several books, including the System dynamics, published by McGraw-Hill and Modeling, Analysis, and Control of Dynamic Systems and Mechanical Vibration, both published by John Wiley.
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