Control Engineering

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
W. Bolton  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
2
Language
English
Total pages
416
Pub.-date
April 1998
ISBN13
9780582327733
ISBN
0582327733
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Description

 This book provides a basic yet comprehensive introduction to the subject of control engineering for both mechanical and electrical engineering students. It is well written, easy to follow and contains many examples to reinforce understanding of the theory.This second edition has undergone a substantial revision in order to appeal to both branches of engineering but still serves as a basic introduction that does not venture into unnecessary depth, and does not assume too much of the reader.

Features

  • Comprehensive introduction which starts at a low level
  • Includes three new chapters on control system hardware, discrete time systems and microprocessor based control
  • Chapter on z-transform has been rewritten
  • Includes more practical applications, including section on use of MATLAB
  • Supported by more case studies
  • section on digital control made much stronger
  • Improved index
  • Essential reading for all HNC/HND students undertaking any study of control engineering. It is also suitable for any degree course where an introduction to control system analysis is required.

 

Table of Contents

Preface.
1. Control Systems.
2. System Models.
3. System Response.
4. Laplace Transforms.
5. Dynamic System Model.s
6. Block Dynamic Models.
7. Steady-State Error.
8. Poles, Zeros And Stability.
9. Root Locus Analysis.
10. Controllers.
11. Frequency Response.
12. Control System Hardware.
13. Control Of Discrete Process.
14. Microprocessor Based Control.
15. Z-Transform.
Answers To Problems.
Index.