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Control Systems Engineering

Control Systems Engineering
By Norman S. Nise

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Book Description

Highly regarded for its accessible writing and practical case studies, Control Systems Engineering is the most widely adopted textbook for this core course in Mechanical and Electrical engineering programs. This new sixth edition has been revised and updated with 20% new problems and greater emphasis on computer-aided design.

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Integrated throughout the Nise text are 10 virtual experiments, which enable students to implement the design-simulate-prototype workflow of practicing engineers. Powered by LabVIEW software and simulations of Quanser’s lab plants, the virtual labs enable students to apply concepts to virtual systems, implement control solutions and evaluate their results. The virtual labs deepen the homework learning experience and prepare students to make more effective use of their time in the lab.  Empower your students to take control of their learning with virtual labs accessible anywhere internet is available!

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Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #470937 in Books
  • Published on: 2010-12-14
  • Ingredients: Example Ingredients
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 10.10" h x 1.50" w x 8.00" l, 3.79 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 944 pages

Customer Reviews

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful.
5Excellent up to date controls engineering text.
By Karl Hauenstein
I had been using a controls engineering book from the 90's written by one of the industries best authors. A coworker had this book (previous version) and I took a look at it. I found the Author's writing style very easy to understand. I'm so glad I got this book. I'm making good progress now. The integration with matlab is very important. I find myself able to jump around in this book depending on what I need to know/do at the time without difficulty.

If you're working from a controls engineering text that 20yrs old as I was you're missing out!

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
5Good aside from the Root Locus Stuff
By Jonathan
I'm an electrical engineer and we went through this book (except for the last chapter) in my class on linear control systems. It's a very good book that is very readable and enjoyable. It explains things well and makes things easy to understand. Even friends who typically do not like reading the book read this book.

My one major complaint with this book is found in chapters 8 & 9. When doing the examples on the root locus, the author just says "using MATLAB" and then makes the plot. This drove me and my friends crazy because on the exam we are doing it by hand, not "using MATLAB" and even if we were, you still should do these sorts of things by hand first to make sure that you have an understanding of the concepts before progressing to using software for your modeling. And especially in the examples- I mean come on, really? It's pure laziness.

The rest of the book is great though and conceptually, the author does explain the root locus very well. It is just in the examples where a RL needs to be drawn that this book really falls short, IMO. This book remains one of my favorites (as someone who reads every book for every class), I'm sure I will read it (or at least parts of it) over again, and I would highly recommend it.

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
5Good book
By John A
Used this as a textbook for my Automatic Control Systems class. It was a decent book, with lots of examples and review problems to help the material sink in. Good quality. It's unlikely that many people will buy this book just to read it, without taking a class on the subject, but if you happen to be one of those people, then this book will teach you some valuable things about control systems.

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