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Control Systems Engineering by I.J. Nagrath

The book provides an integrated treatment of continuous-time and discrete-time systems for two courses at undergraduate level or one course at postgraduate level. The stress is on the interdisciplinary nature of subject and examples have been drawn from various engineering disciplines to illustrate the basic system concepts. A strong emphasis is laid on modeling of practical systems involving hardware; control components of a wide variety are comprehensively covered. Time and frequency domain techniques of analysis and design of control systems have been exhaustively treated and their interrelationship established.

Adequate breadth and depth is made available for second course. The coverage includes digital control systems: analysis, stability and classical design; state variables for both continuous-time and discrete-time systems; observers and pole-placement design; Liapunov stability; optimal control; and recent advances in control systems: adaptive control, fuzzy logic control, neural network control.

Salient Features
State variables concept introduced in Chapter 2
Examples and problems around obsolete technology updated and new examples added
Robotics modeling and control included
PID tuning procedure well explained and illustrated
Robust control introduced in a simple and easily understood style
State variable formulation and design simplified and generalizations built on examples
Digital control; both classical and modern approaches, covered in depth
A chapter on Adaptive, Fuzzy Logic and Neural Network Control, amenable to undergraduate level use, included

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