19 Jun 2009
By Charles Close, Dean K. Frederick & Jonathan C. Newell. ISBN 0-471-39442-4. This book presents the methodology applicable to the modeling and analysis of a variety of dynamic systems, regardless of their physical origin. It includes detailed modeling of mechanical, electrical, electro-mechanical, thermal, and fluid systems. Models are developed in the form of state-variable equations, input-output differential equations, transfer functions, and block diagrams. The Laplace transform is used for analytical solutions. MATLAB, Simulink, and the Control System Toolbox are used to build linear models, root-locus plots, computer simulations, and more.