System Dynamics – William Palm III – 1st Edition


William Palm’s Dynamics is a major new entry in this course offered for Mechanical, Aerospace and Electrical students, as well as for practicing .

Palm’s text is notable for having the strongest coverage of computational and system simulation of any available . MATLAB is introduced in Chapter 1, and every subsequent chapter has a standalone MATLAB section. No previous experience with MATLAB is assumed; methods are carefully explained, and a detailed appendix outlines use of the program. SIMULINK is introduced in Chapter 5, and used in subsequent chapters to demonstrate the use of system simulation techniques.

This textbook also makes a point of using real-world , such as vehicle suspension systems and motion systems, to illustrate textbook content.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction
2 Modeling of Rigid-Body Mechanical Systems
3 Analytical Solution Methods
4 Spring and Damper Elements in Mechanical Systems
5 Transfer Functions and State Variable Models
6 Electrical and Electromechanical Systems
7 Fluid and Thermal Systems
8 System Analysis in the Time Domain
9 System Analysis in the Frequency Domain
10 Modeling and Analysis of Control Systems
11 Control System Design
12 Vibration Applications

B Numerical Solution Methods for Ordinary Differential Equations
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