This edition has been enhanced as a solid undergraduate and first-year graduate text; it emphasizes applying control theory fundamentals to both analog and sampled-data single-input single-output (SISO) feedback control systems. At the same time, the coverage of digital control systems is greatly expanded. Extensive reference is made to computer-aided design (CAD) packages to simplify the design process. The result is a comprehensive presentation of control theory and designone that has been thoroughly classtested, ensuring its value for classroom and self-study use.
This book features extensive use of explanations, diagrams, calculations, tables, and symbols. Such mathematical rigor is necessary for design applications and advanced control work. A solid foundation is built on concepts of modern control theory as well as those elements of conventional control theory that are relevant in analysis and design of control systems