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Automatic Control The Power of Feedback Using MATLAB

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ISBN-10: 053437171X

ISBN-13: 9780534371715

Edition: 2000

Authors: Theodore E. Djaferis

List price: $40.95
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This unique, brief, interdisciplinary text uses the concept of automatic control as a unifying idea to explain the field of engineering - and the kinds of problems engineers solve - to first-year students. The author focuses on the basic principle of feedback and shows how it is used to design automatic controllers. Students learn how to develop explicit engineering models, expressed as linear differential equations with constant coefficients for each of the systems they study. Then, they will learn to solve these equations both analytically and numerically. Numerical solutions are performed using SIMULINK. System stability and system performance are introduced, and the book concludes with…    
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Book details

List price: $40.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Course Technology
Publication date: 8/6/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 125
Size: 7.38" wide x 9.19" long x 0.31" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Introduction
Automatic Control
Manual to Automatic (Cruise-Control)
A Basic Introduction to Automatic Control
System Models And Differential Equations
Models of Simple Mechanical Systems
Models of Simple Electrical Systems
Models of Simple Chemical Systems
The Need for Solving Differential Equations
Exercises
Linear Differential Equations and their Solution
Solving Differential Equations
Numerical Solutions of Differential Equations
Transfer Function System Models
Exercises
Digital Computer Simulation
Dynamic System Simulation
MATLAB(r)/SIMULINK(r)
Examples Using SIMULINK(r)
Exercises
Stability and Performance
Stability
Performance
Exercises
Feedback
Feedback Versus Open Loop Systems
Transfer Function Block Diagrams
A Basic Feedback Interconnection
Use of Feedback for System Stabilization
Use of Feedback to Improve System Performance
Simulink Block Diagram with Feedback
Exercises
A Computer-Controlled Model Car
Automatic Control of a Physical System
A Transfer Function Model for CIMCAR-1
A Collision Avoidance Experiment
Experimental Results
Bibliography
Index