By Ken Dutton / Steve Thompson & Bill Barraclough, ISBN 0-201-17545-2
This book provides a new and practical treatment of the study of controlsystems. The opening chapters assume no prior knowledge of the subjectand are suitable for use in introductory courses. The material then progressessmoothly to more advanced topics such as nonlinear systems, Kalman filtering,robust control, multivariable systems and discrete event controllers.The text demonstrates how the various techniques fit into the overallpicture of control systems and stresses the ingenuity required to choosethe best tool for each job and to decide how to apply the functions ofthe tools. Appendices provide brief introductions to MATLAB, its toolboxes,and Simulink.