Automatic Control Engineering, 5th Edition (McGraw-Hill Series in Mechanical Engineering)
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|Number of Pages||:||619 Pages|
"This book is one of the greatest ever written." according to A Customer. This is the best controls book for engineers who are first learning controls. The author has a great step-by-step approach that really simplifies controls for the average student and makes a very complicated subject much easier to learn. The pictures are great too! Especially Figure 1.2!. This is an excellent text for an understanding of controls The book is clearly written. The developmental approach and lucid style of the text reinforces the readers confidence and understanding at every stage. The text is a motivator for acquiring and applying the tools of controls engineering.
Because actual control systems frequently contain nonlinear components, considerable emphasis is given to such components. Continuing on in the book's coverage, readers will find information involving: how the linear differential equations that describe the operation of control systems may be solved algebraically by the use of Laplace transforms; general characteristics of transient behavior; the application of the root-locus method to the design of control systems; the use of the analog computer to simulate control systems; state-space methods;digital control systems; frequency-response methods; and system compensat