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Control Systems Engineering
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Control Systems Engineering, 7th Edition has become the top selling text for this course. It takes a practical approach, presenting clear and complete explanations. Real world examples demonstrate the analysis and design process, while helpful skill assessment exercises, numerous in-chapter examples, review questions and problems reinforce key concepts. A new progressive problem, a solar energy parabolic trough collector, is featured at the end of each chapter. Ten new simulated control lab experiments now complement the online resources that accompany the text. This edition also includes Hardware Interface Laboratory experiments for use on the MyDAQ platform from National Instruments. A tutorial for MyDAQ is included as Appendix D.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #87128 in Books
- Published on: 2015-02-09
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 10.10" h x 1.40" w x 8.30" l, .0 pounds
- Binding: Hardcover
- 944 pages
Most helpful customer reviews
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful.
Excellent 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.
Good aside from the Root Locus Stuff
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.
Good book for hard class
By Garrett Tietz
Textbooks are hard to review, because we are required to purchase them and it is easy to tie in the quality of the course with the text.
For me, this was a hard class, but I enjoyed it. The text was not always helpful to read and often made simple things sound complicated. That being said, this is a difficult subject to learn and teach. Everyone has their own way of visualizing what is happening. I find that it is better to play around with a microcontroller system until you figure out what's happening.
It does integrate well with Simulink for Matlab which is nice.