The Second Edition of this text, which is largely revised and updated version of Introduction to Linear and Digital Control Systems by the same author, continues to build on the fundamental concepts covered earlier.
The text discusses the important concepts of control systems, transfer functions and system components. It describes system stability, employing the HurwitzRouth stability criterion, root locus technique, Bode plot and polar and Nyquist plots. In addition, this student-friendly book features in-depth coverage of controllers, compensators, state-space modelling, and discrete time systems.
The book is designed for undergraduate courses in control systems for electrical engineering, electronics and instrumentation, electronics and communication, instrumentation and control, and computer science and engineering courses.
New to This Edition
New chapter on Relevant Mathematics.
Incorporates many more worked-out examples mostly taken from the GATE exams on Instrumentation Engineering over the last several years.
Text refined, wherever felt necessary, to make it more student friendly.
Preface Preface to the First Edition Acronyms
1. Preliminary Mathematics
2. Elementary Concepts
3. Control Systems and Transfer Functions
4. Block Diagrams and Signal Flow Graphs
5. Systems and System Components
6. Feedback Control Characteristics
7. Time-Domain Performance of Control Systems
8. Basics of Controllers
9. Stability Concepts
10. HurwitzRouth Stability Criteria
11. Root Locus Technique
12. Frequency Domain Analysis
13. Bode Plot
14. Polar Plots
15. Nyquist Plot
17. State-Space Analysis
18. Discrete Time Systems
A. Laplace Transform Table
B. Z-Transform Table
D. MATLAB Primer