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ISBN-13: 978-0136019695
ISBN-10: 0136019692
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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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  • 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: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,492 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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49 of 55 people found the following review helpful By K. Wu on August 29, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Almost every subject worthy of a textbook already has 1-3 classic titles all new students should read and use. For feedback and control systems, there's Ogata's Modern Control Engineering - and then there are second-rate, tree-killing (where are Ents when you want 'em?), mind-numbing, hair-tearing, expletive-inducing texts like this one. And no, swearing in French while trying to work through a problem doesn't make it more enjoyable either. First, this book is poorly written - long, tiresome, dry writing that lulls you to sleep. Second, there are errors strewn throughout, which because of the lackluster writing you'll initially miss (example, page 221, Ziegler-Nichols tuning, equation 4.52 and fig. 4.13 - mistakes in parameter names can drive you nuts until you read Ogata's clear and concise version). Third, the trivial example problems are little help in solving the harder problems, causing you to rapidly awaken from your reading stupor into frustration and mild terror as you discover the aforementioned errors. At that point, drop this book, reach for Ogata and/or the Schaum's Outline, and discover that introductory controls can make sense and even be elegant. As an aside, I did well in controls with no real EE background, but that's despite this book - praise be unto Ogata. Professors, please ignore the pretty cover and skip this expensive waste of paper, and use Ogata - your students will learn more effectively and may even continue further in the subject.
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18 of 19 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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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By J. Chen on March 1, 2004
Format: Hardcover
ok, after being with this book for 5 weeks. NOW, I have to say something about this book. I am now doing my homework and I have to read this book to do it, but in those examples, I dont' see much steps, all I see are "sudden jumps". Cmon, give me a break.. show me the steps... I do not want to spend hours on finding out what the missing steps are. If you are a beginner and dont' know much about feedback, DO NOT buy this book or you will have a hard time. Also, the way this book interprets the problems is not easy to understand either.
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful By BUS/ENG grad student on April 10, 2005
Format: Hardcover
As an EE student taking a Systems and Controls course using this book, I have grown not only to hate the book but also abhor the teachers who adopted it at my University. The book is confusing and skips many steps in examples. I spend most of my time trying to figure out how the book gets from step A to step B. I should be spending most of my time learning from the examples - not guessing how the book gets from one step to another. There is no clear overview as to what is trying to be taught. Some concepts are explained solely through examples - and those examples are not clear (e.g. Chap 4. sect. 4.1). If you are an instructor, please don't assign this book. Go the no book route if there is no other available. I've spent too many late nights frustrated trying to figure these topics out. The Shaum's outline is much better.
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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful By nonamespecified on June 14, 2005
Format: Hardcover
As a practicing engineer, I found the book's sections on PID controllers and Multivariable control to be more informative than my other references, including the venerable Ogata.

Though perhaps the objections listed in the other reviews are valid when the text is used for an introductory course, I would just like to point out the text had value for me in understanding real-world PID controllers. Not sure if I would recommend it over Ogata for an introductory course, though.

Both Ogata and this text make extensive use of Matlab, which is almost a requirement to have in order to follow the examples. The author makes available all his Matlab source code on his website, as well.
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