Understand Electronic Control Systems - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750646017, 9780080939124

Understand Electronic Control Systems

1st Edition

Print ISBN: 9780750646017
eBook ISBN: 9780080939124
Imprint: Newnes
Published Date: 18th December 2000
Page Count: 208

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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.

Key Features

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.

Table of Contents

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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