Emphasizing the practical application of control systems engineering, the new Fourth Edition shows how to analyze and design real-world feedback control systems. Readers learn how to create control systems that support today’s advanced technology and apply the latest computer methods to the analysis and design of control systems.
A methodology with clearly defined steps is presented for each type of design problem. Continuous design examples give a realistic view of each stage in the control systems design process. A complete tutorial on using MATLAB Version 5 in designing control systems prepares readers to use this important software tool.