- W. Bolton, Formerly Lecturer at Buckingham Chilterns University College, U.K.
Working through this student-centred text readers will be brought up to speed with the modelling of control systems using Laplace, and given a solid grounding of the pivotal role of control systems across the spectrum of modern engineering. A clear, readable text is supported by numerous worked example and problems.
Students following pre-degree vocational courses and first year degree modules.
UK courses: BTEC National (2001/02 specifications), HNC / HND (coverage of this book has been specifically matched to the Control Systems and Automation unit).
Paperback, 192 Pages
Published: January 2002
- Preface; Control systems, Introduction, Systems, Control systems models, Measurement elements, Signal processing, Correction elements, Control systems, Problems; System models, Introduction, Gain, Dynamic systems, Differential equations, Transfer function, System transfer functions, Sensitivity, Block manipulation, Multiple inputs, Problems; System response, Introduction, Inputs, Determining outputs, First order systems, Second order systems, Problems; System parameters, Introduction, First order systems, Second order systems, Stability, Problems; Frequency response, Introduction, Phasors, Sinusoidal inputs, Bode plots, System identification, Stability, Compensation, Problems; Nyquist diagrams, Introduction, The polar plot, Stability, Relative stability, Problems; Controllers, Introduction, On-off control, PID control, Terminology, A process controller, Controller mathematics, Tuning, Digital systems, Problems; Appendix A, Differential equations; Appendix B, Laplace tranform, Answers; Index