Once again Owen Bishop has produced a concise, readable text to introduce a wide range of students, technicians and professionals to an important area of electronics. Control is a highly mathematical subject, but here maths is kept to a minimum, with flow charts to illustrate principles and techniques instead of equations.
Cutting edge topics such as microcontrollers, neural networks and fuzzy control are all here, making this an ideal refresher course for those working in industry. Basic principles, control algorithms and hardwired control systems are also fully covered so the resulting book is a comprehensive text and well suited for college courses or background reading for university students.
The text is supported by questions under the headings Keeping Up and Test Your Knowledge so that the reader can develop a sound understanding and the ability to apply the techniques they are learning. These features are particularly useful for independent study or courses with limited contact time.
Owen Bishop is one of the world's leading electronics authors, with a loyal following among electronics enthusiasts and an established reputation as a textbook author.
A practical approach with a minimum of maths Ideal for self-study or reference by technicians/professionals Suitable for FE course adoptions and HE background reading
A very wide technician-level professional readership plus a student readership for courses including electronics and control engineering - GNVQ, BTEC National, HNC/D.
Introducing control systems; Control strategies; Sensors and actuators; Linking sensors to actuators; Programmable controllers; Fuzzy control; Artifical neural networks; Remote control; Robotics; Appendix: Answers to questions; Acknowledgements; Software; Index
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- 18th December 2000
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Author of over 70 books, mostly electronic and many in the field of science education. Contributor to numerous electronic magazines such as Everyday Practical Electronics, Elektor Electronics, Electronics Australia and Electronics Today International. Former Science Education Advisor in developing countries as staff member of the British Council and as a part of the UN Educational and Scientific Organisation.
Technical Author, Perth, Australia
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