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Overview

As engineering systems become more increasingly interdisciplinary, knowledge of both mechanical and electrical systems has become an asset within the field of engineering. All engineers should have general facility with modeling of dynamic systems and determining their response and it is the objective of this book to provide a framework for that understanding. The study material is presented in four distinct parts; the mathematical modeling of dynamic systems, the mathematical solution of the differential equations and integro differential equations obtained during the modeling process, the response of dynamic systems, and an introduction to feedback control systems and their analysis. An Appendix is provided with a short introduction to MATLAB as it is frequently used within the text as a computational tool, a programming tool, and a graphical tool. SIMULINK, a MATLAB based simulation and modeling tool, is discussed in chapters where the development of models use either the transfer function approach or the state-space method.

S. Graham Kelly, University of Akron

Dr. S. Graham Kelly has been a faculty member and administrator at The University of Akron since 1982. He is the author of one textbook in Vibrations, now in its second edition, another text on System Dynamics and Response, and the author of the Schaum's Outline in Mechanical Vibrations. Dr. Kelly has served The University of Akron in its administration as Associate Provost and most recently as Interim Dean of Engineering.
  • Each chapter concludes with a detailed summary as well as problems for students.
  • Further examples are provided for most chapters where necessary.
  • Instructors Solutions Manual is available, providing completely worked out solutions to problems.
  • PowerPoints available for download on-line.
Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 2 - Mechanical Systems
Chapter 3 - Electrical Systems
Chapter 4 - Fluid, Thermal, and Chemical Systems
Chapter 5 - Laplace Transforms
Chapter 6 - Transient Analysis and Time Domain Response
Chapter 7 - Frequency Response
Chapter 8 - Feedback Control Systems
Chapter 9 - State-Space Methods
Appendix A - Complex Algebra
Appendix B - Matrix Algebra
Appendix C - MATLAB
Appendix D - Construction of Root-Locus Diagrams