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Modeling and Control of Dynamic Systems 1st Edition

Narciso F. Macia, George J. Thaler

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Modeling and Control of Dynamic Systems teaches the basic concepts of control systems analysis and design. The book first focuses on understanding the basic building blocks of the dynamic systems surrounding us - electrical, fluid, mechanical, and thermal - and presents both traditional and modern tools for analyzing and predicting their behavior. Feedback control is presented so readers understand how to develop controllers to affect system behavior. MATLAB/Simulink is a powerful and easy-to-use software used in the text to troubleshoot, analyze and design dynamic systems.

Narciso F. Macia, Arizonia State University East

Narciso F. Macia, Ph.D., P.E., is an Emeritus Professor for the Engineering program at the Polytechnic School, Arizona State University. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Arizona and was selected as “Professor of the Year” by the Corporate Leaders Program of Arizona State University.

George J. Thaler, Naval Postgraduate School

George J. Thaler was a Distinguished Professor for the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterrey, California.
  • Full of practical, everyday applications that students frequently encounter to teach dynamic system principles
  • Numerous worked-out examples present simplified mathematical methods to solving LaPlace Transforms and differential equations, providing an easier grasp of dynamic systems
  • Chapter 11 on Programmable Logic Controllers explores many ways of implementing a control task to help readers recognize different approaches to actual job problems
  • Modeling and computer simulations offer insight into dynamic systems
  • "Idea Portfolio" feature allows students to experience how all the modeling, analysis and design tools come together
Mathematical Background.
Modeling of Dynamic Systems.
Feedback Control.
Stability and Dynamic Response.
Time-domain Performance Characteristics.
Root Locus Analysis.
Frequency Response Analysis.
Introduction to the State Space Method.
Implementing the Controls Scheme with Hardware: PLCs.
Case Study: Closed-loop Position Control of a DC Solenoid.
Appendix A

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  • ISBN-10: 1401847609
  • ISBN-13: 9781401847609
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $150.00
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Modern Control Technology

ISBN: 9781401858063
This book makes use of ample illustrations and clear, no-nonsense explanations to provide a fundamental understanding of modern automatic control systems and industrial electronics. It is logically organized, taking readers on a "virtual journey" through a typical control system, starting with an introduction, then moving on to discuss basic components, sensors, wiring, motors, motor control circuits, and mechanical parts. At the conclusion, these functional parts are "put together" by discussing control strategies and controller types, including Programmable Logic Controllers. The text is both contemporary and comprehensive in scope, with supplemental information on various basic applied physics and mechanical concepts, such as linear and rotational motion, springs, friction, gears, levers, heat transfer, and energy transfer not found in other books in its class. Digital controllers and concepts are introduced early and referenced throughout the book. Analog concepts are also included. This edition features new material on digital "panel mount" controllers, differential gears, the Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT), ultrasonic proximity sensors, inductive proximity sensors, ultrasonic flow sensors, and cascade control. Information has also been added to better address such topics as AC variable frequency motor drives, PID control, and the AS-I sensor factory network.

Instructor's Guide

ISBN: 9781401858070

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