Principles of Control Engineering


  • Fred White, Lecturer in Control and Mechanical Engineering, Havering College of Further and Higher Education, UK

This book provides a basic grounding in the theory of control engineering, without assuming an unrealistic level of mathematical understanding. When control engineering is first approached, no matter what the ultimate application, a certain amount of background theory must be grasped to make sense of the topic. To meet this general need the author presents the basic principles in a clear and accessible way, along with plenty of examples and assessment questions.
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Higher Nationals students in Plant & Process Control. Higher Nationals students taking control option in mechanical or electronic engineering; first year undergraduates in control engineering, or those taking a control option as part of other engineering courses.


Book information

  • Published: March 1995
  • ISBN: 978-0-340-62541-5

Table of Contents

Introduction.The transfer function.Block diagram analysis.Frequency response methods.The Bode plot.Compensation.Introduction to computer methods.Control engineering mathematics.Time response.Polar zero analysis.Worked examples.Index.