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System Dynamics for Engineering Students

Concepts and Applications

Takes a classical approach to system dynamics and rearranges it into a more logical teaching progression. Has a balanced coverage of the main field systems (mechanical, electrical/electromagnetic, thermal and fluid/pneumatic), and is the first system dynamics textbook to include extensive examples from the relatively new application areas of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and compliant (flexible) mechanical devices. The author has extensive teaching and research experience in the field of MEMS/NEMS, and provides unique coverage of couple-field problems and offers more ancillary instructor support than any other system dynamics text.

Junior and senior undergraduate students in mechanical, electrical and aerospace engineering programs

Hardbound, 532 Pages

Published: March 2010

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-240-81128-4


  • "This is without doubt a text that can be used with relative ease by instructors and students alike, and that would likely serve as a useful and practical reference for many years after graduation, especially given its systematic approach to the essential physical modeling elements. The content is nicely laid out with good quality illustrations and clean lines and achieves an appropriate balance between theoretical derivations and examples."--Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science


  • Introduction; Mechanical systems I; Mechanical Systems II; Electrical systems; Thermal and fluid systems; The Laplace Transform; Transfer Function Approach; State-space Approach; Frequency Domain Approach; Coupled-field Systems; Appendix A Solution to Linear Ordinary Homogeneous Differential Equations with Constant Coefficients; Appendix B Review of Matrix Algebra; Appendix C Essentials of Matlab and System Dynamics-related Toolboxes; Appendix D Deformations, Strains and Stresses of Flexible Mechanical Components


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