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This textbook is ideal for a course in engineering systems dynamics and controls. The work is a comprehensive treatment of the analysis of lumped parameter physical systems. Starting with a discussion of mathematical models in general, and ordinary differential equations, the book covers input/output and state space models, computer simulation and modeling methods and techniques in mechanical, electrical, thermal and fluid domains. Frequency domain methods, transfer functions and frequency response are covered in detail. The book concludes with a treatment of stability, feedback control (PID, lead-lag, root locus) and an introduction to discrete time systems. This new edition features many new and expanded sections on such topics as: solving stiff systems, operational amplifiers, electrohydraulic servovalves, using Matlab with transfer functions, using Matlab with frequency response, Matlab tutorial and an expanded Simulink tutorial. The work has 40% more end-of-chapter exercises and 30% more examples.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521864350
ISBN-10: 0521864356
Format: Hardback
(253mm x 177mm x 27mm)
Pages: 502
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 2-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Bohdan T. Kulakowski

Bohdan Kulakowski, PhD (1943-2006) was Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at Pennsylvania State University. Kulakowski was an internationally recognized expert in automatic control systems, computer simulations and control of industrial processes, system dynamics, vehicle/road dynamic interaction and transportation systems. His fuzzy logic algorithm for avoiding skidding accidents was recognized in 2000 by Discover magazine as one of its top 10 technological innovations of the year. John Gardner is the Chair of the Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering Department at Boise State University where he has been a faculty member since 2000. Prior to his appointment at Boise State, Dr Gardner was on the faculty at Pennsylvania State University in University Park where his research in dynamic systems and controls led to publications in diverse fields from railroad freight car dynamics to adaptive control of artificial hearts. He pursues research in modeling and control of engineering and biological systems. J. Lowen Shearer (1921-92) received his ScD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At MIT between 1950 and 1963, he served as both the group leader in the Dynamic Analysis and Control Laboratory and as a member of the Mechanical Engineering faculty. From 1963 until his retirement in 1985, he served on the faculty of Mechanical Engineering at Pennsylvania State University. Professor Shearer was a long-time member of ASME's Dynamic Systems and Control Division and received that Group's Rufus Oldenberger Award in 1983. In addition, he was the recipient of the Donald P. Eckman Award (ISA, 1965) and the Richard Memorial Award (ASEM, 1966).

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