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Modern Control Theory (3rd Edition) Paperback – October 11, 1990

ISBN-13: 978-0135897638 ISBN-10: 0135897637 Edition: 3rd

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A practical text/reference on modern control applications in electrical, mechanical, and aerospace engineering.
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  • Paperback: 653 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 3 edition (October 11, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0135897637
  • ISBN-13: 978-0135897638
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 1.6 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Ahmed K. Atwa on January 8, 2005
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This text is unique as it is written for those students interested in both the insight and the GPA! The text covers almost all topics of vectors and matrices required for a modern control using state space approach. The author has devoted his time to teach students how to see through vectors&matrices and how to master the required mathematics in a very concise manner. What makes this book unique is its illustrated and solved examples in the end of each chapter.

After you master the mathematics through Chapter 8. You will find the later chapters a piece of cake :). A nice introductory chapter on optimal control and another on nonlinear control in the end of the book make you eager to find other hardcover texts on these advanced topics. Unfortunately, you might not find them as concise and to the point as this text!

As a student, you might be more interested in (solved) examples. A (little) theory wouldn't bite as well. In this book the theory to example ratio is definitely within the range you would like to see.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 27, 1998
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I used this textbook for a graduate course in state space methods. This is the best textbook I have seen on the subject. Covers the necessary theory and then works out prenty of problems illustrating the ideas. I refer to it often in my other graduate classes.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Salman Anwar on May 13, 2003
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We adopted this book in our graduate courseof linear systems and controls. i was the TA of that course. I have never seen such an elegent utilization of Vector Spaces and Matrix Theory to explain the system concepts and its controlled behaviour. It really is the engineering text which builds upon the mathematical concepts.Beauty of the book is the its implicit presentation of the concepts which challenges the intution of the reader.End chapter problems and solved exercises enhance the skills in student's quiver.i recommend that any student who wants to build a firm engineering basics should surely spend his thoughts on the material presented in the book.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 2, 2003
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This book is adopted as a text for state space control courses in my school. The writing style is clear and it is easy to follow. Concept of controllability and observability are shown very nicely. This book provides quite solid theoretical background for state space control. For control implementation using microchip, "PowerPC Programming Pocket Book" was also very helpful.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By gralfca on February 18, 2014
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Excellent book. It gets a little dense at times, but everything there is useful. It's a basic reference and has many exercises.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Engineering on July 23, 2013
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This is generally a very nice introductory text on linear systems theory. The author greatly emphasizes the applications of vector space theory throughout the book. I was personally inspired and motivated greatly by such an emphasis, and got to expand what I learnt directly from the book to a greater extent. One distinguished feature of this book is the vast amount of worked problems attached to the main text of each chapter. Please make sure you study as many these problems as possible -- it is an indispensable integrated part of the book. But I personally think it might be better if the author could have consolidated the main body of the text by moving some of the worked problems to the main body of text and elaborated more on the relevant theories. Although the book is to some extent mathematically sophisticated, I can't say it is rigorous. But it indeed can help a serious student start building his/her mathematical maturity for control theory. Having finished this book, a motivated student may continue to explore advanced texts such as in applied functional analysis with applications in systems theory, e.g. Luenberger 1969.

All in all, we should thank Dr. Brogan for writing this nice text.

ps: One shortcoming of the book lies in that some theories are not well explained and a student may want to derive by himself/herself to fill in the gaps or check with how the conclusion was presented.
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Modern Control Theory (3rd Ed) was required reading for a graduate course I took on the subject. I took this course with very limited knowledge of classical control theory (Bode and Nyquist analysis, etc.), though I did have a good amount of intuition from practical experience. The text is well organized and very readable. It dedicates a chapter to reviewing matrix algebra (which was much appreciated in my case, having been out of school for a number of years). I now refer to this text periodically when I encounter a control problem that lends itself to formal treatment (i.e., I have a decent model to which I can apply the tools presented in the text). This is the best book I've found on the subject.
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By Jay-P on May 29, 2013
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Material covered in a university higher level course. Content is a little all over the place for my taste but overall pretty good. Only thing is that the text is a little dry but with that much algebra its hard not to be.
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