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Control Theory for Humans Quantitative Approaches to Modeling Performance

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ISBN-10: 0805822933

ISBN-13: 9780805822939

Edition: 2003

Authors: Richard J. Jagacinski, John M. Flach

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Control Theory is a standard course taken by engineers. This book, from the psychological point of view, looks at manual control. The authors ask students to imagine themselves as part of the manual control system to better learn theconcepts of the field
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Book details

List price: $77.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: CRC Press LLC
Publication date: 10/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 394
Size: 7.09" wide x 9.57" long x 0.87" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

About the Authors
Perception/Action: A Systems Approach
Closing the Loop
Information Theory and Fitts' Law
The Step Response: First-Order Lag
Linear Systems: Block Diagrams and Laplace Transforms
The Step Response: Second-Order System
Nonproportional Control
Interactions Between Information and Dynamic Constraints
Order of Control
There Must Be 50 Ways to See a Sine Wave
A Qualitative Look at Fourier Analysis
The Frequency Domain: Bode Analysis
The Frequency Domain: Describing the Human Operator
Additional Adaptive Aspects of the Crossover Model
Driving Around in Circles
Continuous Tracking: Optimal Control
Estimating and Predicting the State of a Dynamic System With Lag-Like Calculations
Varieties of Variability
Lifting a Glass of Juice
Sine Wave Tracking Is Predictably Attractive
Going With the Flow: An Optical Basis for the Control of Locomotion
Fuzzy Approaches to Vehicular Control
Learning to Control Difficult Systems: Neural Nets
Some Parallels Between Decision Making and Manual Control
Designing Experiments With Control Theory in Mind
Adaptation and Design
Interactive Demonstrations
Author Index
Subject Index