System Dynamics – William Palm III – 1st Edition


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

Palm’s text is notable for having the strongest coverage of and system simulation of any available book. 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 also makes a point of using real-world systems, such as vehicle suspension systems and motion , 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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