Principles of Control Engineering

Principles of Control Engineering

1st Edition - March 17, 1995

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  • Author: Fred White
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080928661

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Description

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.

Key Features

* Offers control principles without details of instrumentation
* Features worked examples, assessment questions and practical tasks
* Includes introduction to control engineering software

Readership

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.

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.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 144
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1995
  • Published: March 17, 1995
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080928661

About the Author

Fred White

Affiliations and Expertise

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

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