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Feedback Control of Dynamic Systems (6th Edition) Hardcover – October 3, 2009

ISBN-13: 978-0136019695 ISBN-10: 0136019692 Edition: 6th

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 840 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 6 edition (October 3, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0136019692
  • ISBN-13: 978-0136019695
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 1.3 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #451,145 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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What every engineer needs to know about feedback control.Feedback Control of Dynamic Systems, 6/ecovers the material that every engineer, and most scientists and prospective managers, needs to know about feedback control, including concepts like stability, tracking, and robustness. Each chapter presents the fundamentals along with worked-out examples, all within a real-world context and with a historical background. The text also ties methods together so that a designer is able to pick the method that best fits the problem at hand. Cases featuring actual control problems are included. The new edition has been updated to include the latest developments in the field.

An Overview and Brief History of Feedback Control; Dynamic Models; Dynamic Response; Basic Properties of Feedback; The Root-Locus Design Method; The Frequency-Response Design Method; State-Space Design; Digital Control; Nonlinear Systems; Control-System Design: Principles and Case Studies.

MARKET: Perfect for practicing control engineers who wish to maintain their skills.


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If your professor wants you to buy this book, consider other options like Ogata's or other resources.
ald
First, the text doesn't seem to be crafted with care: for example, on page 25, Example 2.2, variables are used that are not defined until the next paragraph.
calstudent
Chapter on block diagrams is poorly explained, I have the benefit of having good professors to explain what the book doesn't.
upchuckjunk

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By calstudent on October 27, 2010
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I used this textbook in a senior year undergraduate controls class at UC Berkeley. The book seems to be aimed at teaching mainly the procedures and MATLAB commands to do control engineering and is very ineffective at imparting understanding that would be helpful in more advanced courses. This book may be suitable if the students don't want to or are incapable of understanding controls beyond memorization of rules. Not recommended as a way to learn the material for the first time. Some specifics:

1. First, the text doesn't seem to be crafted with care: for example, on page 25, Example 2.2, variables are used that are not defined until the next paragraph. I spent a good 5 minutes just checking if I had missed these variables earlier in the text.

2. As I progressed through the book, I continuously found myself looking to other books and resources for the intuition and insight that I feel should have been in this text. The classical control parts of this book are similar to the corresponding sections in Ogata's Modern Control Engineering, but with the insight and depth of understanding omitted. What is left is a vague sense of the concepts lacking the rigor, derivations, or background necessary to feel like you really know what is going on. The section on state-space design is especially frustrating in this respect. All the rigor is banished to Appendix WD, available at the book website---as if the publishers forced the book to be smaller without any regard to the pedagogy of the physical text. Example: The student first sees the word "controllable" on page 430, uninformatively defined as "when the 'controllability matrix' is nonsingular".
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Starfruit on October 1, 2010
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Feedback Control of Dynamics Systems is a good book for learning about controlling dynamic systems with feedback loops. It provides a general review of previous concepts learned in detail in other courses (ie Laplace transforms, Transfer Functions, and etc) and provides a good detailed information about automatic controls. Like all other textbooks,the text is a general bore but the diagrams and examples do help explain it quite well. However, the problems in the book are extremely tedious testing the same concepts ten times in the same exact way that it becomes overly tedious and repetitive. It forces memorization rather than learning the concepts that underlie the formulas. Another problem is the poor formatting of the book. The chapters are split into sections with the problems at the back of each chapter. This forces you to turn to the problems and then flip twenty pages to go back to the text regarding that problem. It would've been much more helpful if the problems associated with a certain section were listed at the end of said section. I wouldn't recommend buying this book for the sake of learning feedback control, but it was a required text for me and probably one for you as well.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By upchuckjunk on October 15, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Author assumes you already know material. As stated by numerous reviewers, I am using this book for a semester class in control and feedback theory. The problems are not well demonstrated. Numerous, non-algebraic steps are skipped, problems at end of chapter are either very simplistic or extremely difficult, not explained in any detail in chapters.

Chapter on block diagrams is poorly explained, I have the benefit of having good professors to explain what the book doesn't. If I didn't need it for the homework assignments I would have sold it back long ago.

Had difficulties with 2cnd order analysis and timing equations, book doesn't explain or give adequate examples to back up the statements made.

If you are going to publish a problem set in the guise of a text, market it as such!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By b.Leper on November 19, 2009
Format: Hardcover
After going through the first three chapters of basic analysis of dynamic systems, I felt the book was great and even explained things better than my dynamic systems class, but when the book begins to explain Control theory, PID controllers, root locus, and everything from chapter 4 and then on, it is complete crap. It skips way too many steps, shows the reader concepts through examples which is not a good thing when you have no idea what is going on. It does a horrible job at explaining the math behind it and obscures basic rules for everything. If you do not know control theory already, this book is horrible at teaching it. The Schaum's Outline explains things 10 times as better than this book. It actually proves things that this book doesn't believe it should prove. Worst book I have had to deal with.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Keith on September 5, 2012
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The book itself seems OK. Don't get the Kindle version though. It is full of formatting problems and typos that make the math very difficult to follow. For example theta shows up as a 0 numerous times, the dots denoting time derivatives are occasionally missing, and on a few occasions expressions are just plain missing (ie it will say "theta=" and nothing will follow. The Kindle version definitely needs some love from Amazon to make it at all usable.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By corewhit on December 10, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
Hope who ever needs this book for a class has a great teacher, because this book has nothing to teach you.
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