Control Theory

Control Theory

A Guided Tour

eBook - 2012
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Stylus Pub
Using clear tutorial examples, this fullyupdated new edition concentrates on explaining and illustrating the concepts that are at the heart of control theory. It seeks to develop a robust understanding of the underlying principles around which the control subject is built. This simple framework is studded with references to more detailed treatments and with interludes that are intended to inform and entertain. The book is intended as a companion on the journey through control theory and although the early chapters concentrate on fundamental ideas such as feedback and stability, later chapters deal with more advanced topics such as state variables, optimisation, estimation, Kalman filtering and robust control. This would would appeal to undergraduates in a variety of disciplines seeking to learn the basics of control and is also relevant to economists, scientists, engineers (academic or industrial) and electrical and control engineers.

Book News
An electrical engineer with both academic and corporate experience, Leigh offers control engineering students at any level a succinct reference to basic concepts that can supplement standard textbooks. It can be used in a similar manner by students, researchers, and practitioners in neighboring fields, he says, and indeed by experienced control engineers who do not mind admitting that they need a reminder now and then. The topics include a non-mathematical treatment of control design ideas, mathematical modeling, multi-variable linear systems and the state space approach, optimization, and the development of the control systems discipline and the mathematical roots of control systems theory. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Ingram Publishing Services

This fully updated new edition of Control Theory concentrates on explaining and illustrating the concepts that are at the heart of control theory.

Publisher: London : Institution of Engineering and Technology, ©2012
Edition: 3rd ed
ISBN: 9781621985594
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxvi, 444 pages) : illustrations


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