Table of contents for Control systems engineering / William J. Palm.


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Partial table of contents:
Systems.
Modeling, Analysis, and Control.
Types of Models.
Linearization.
MODELING DYNAMIC SYSTEMS.
Systems of Units.
The Structure of Dynamic Models.
Modeling Mechanical Elements.
SYSTEM RESPONSE.
Free Response of a First-Order Model.
Step Response of a First-Order Model.
Free Response of Second-Order Model.
TRANSFER FUNCTION AND SYSTEM DIAGRAMS.
The Laplace Transform and System Response.
Transfer Functions.
Block Diagrams.
COMPUTER SIMULATION METHODS.
Numerical Methods: An Introduction.
Advanced Numerical Methods.
Extension to Higher Order Models.
FEEDBACK CONTROL SYSTEMS.
Feedback Control: Concepts, History, and Applications.
Control System Structure.
Transducers and Error Detectors.
CONTROL SYSTEM DESIGN: MODELING CONSIDERATIONS AND ALTERNATIVE CONTROL STRUCTURES.
Selecting Controlling Gains.
Design with Low-Order Models.
Nonlinearities and Controller Performance.
THE ROOT LOCUS PLOT.
The Root Locus Concept.
Plotting Guides.
Some Numerical Aids.
APPLICATIONS OF GRAPHICAL METHODS TO SYSTEM DESIGN.
System Design with Open-Loop Frequency Response Plots.
Series Compensation and PID Control.
DIGITAL CONTROL SYSTEMS.
Origin of Discrete-Time Models.
Free Response.
Sampling.
Appendices.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Automatic control, Control theory