Automatic control systems have become essential features in virtually every area of technology, from machine tools to aerospace vehicles. This book is a comprehensive, clearly written introduction to automatic control engineering. The author begins with the fundamentals of modelling mechanical, electrical, and electromechanical systems in the state variable format. The emphasis is on classical feedback control theory and design, and their application to practical electromechanical and aerospace problems. Following a careful grounding in classical control theory, the author introduces modern control theory, including digital control and nonlinear system analysis. Over 230 problems help the reader apply principles discussed in the text to practical engineering situations. Engineering students and practising engineers will find all they need to know about control system analysis and design in this valuable text.Read more
- Author wrote a successful text on the subject in 1962 which sold about 14,000 copies
- Clearly written, extensively illustrated (over 400 figures)
- Over 230 end-of-chapter practical engineering problems
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'Although the technical coverage of Professor Clark's book is traditional, the presentation is unconventional. The book therefore makes for refreshing reading, particularly for engineers with some previous experience of the control systems field … It may be of particular interest to final year project students and newly-graduated control engineers.' Dr J. F. Marsh, The Aeronautical Journal
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- Date Published: September 2005
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521017930
- length: 528 pages
- dimensions: 255 x 178 x 27 mm
- weight: 0.9kg
- contains: 405 b/w illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
Part I. Introduction to Control System Dynamics
Part II. Mathematical Models of Mechanical Systems
Part III. Mathematical Models of Electrical Systems
Part IV. Mathematical Models of Electromechanical and Electrohydraulic Systems
Part V. Summary of Modelling Principles for Physical Systems
Part VI. Solution to the Initial Value Problem
Part VII. Pole-Zero Methods of Analysis for Single Input-Single Output Systems
Part VIII. Automatic Feedback Control
Part IX. Dynamic Analysis of Feedback Control Systems
Part X. Design of Feedback Control Systems
Part XI. Frequency Response Analysis of Linear Systems
Part XII. Stability Analysis by Nyquist's Criterion
Part XIII. Dynamic Analysis of Feedback Systems by Frequency Response Methods
Part XIV. Design of Feedback Systems by Frequency Response Methods
Part XV. Advance Topics.
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