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Feedback Control of Dynamic Systems, 6th Edition, Prentice-Hall, 2010

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Feedback Control of Dynamic Systems, 6th Ed.

Gene F. Franklin, J. David Powell, and Abbas Emami-Naeini

ISBN-10: 0-13-601969-2

Cloth | January 2010 |
820 pp.

This revision of the textbook on feedback control with the associated web site,, provides greater instructor flexibility and student readability. Chapter 4 on A First Analysis of Feedback has been substantially rewritten to present the material in a more logical and effective manner. A new case study on biological control introduces an important new area to the students, and each chapter now includes a historical perspective to illustrate the origins of the field. As in earlier editions, the book has been updated so that solutions are based on the latest versions of MATLAB and SIMULINK. Finally, some of the more exotic topics have been moved to the web site.

Digital control is treated early on. The book provides enough information, early and simply, so that a student could implement a controller in a digital computer, and an instructor could cover it in one lecture. With this approach, students will understand how control systems are being implemented in most cases today, and instructors will have a method of teaching modern design and implementation at an undergraduate-level course.

The authors focus on design as a theme early on and throughout the entire book. This book illustrates real-world problems and applies techniques from earlier chapters. It also brings together the classical and state-space techniques with discussions of the relative strengths and their role in design. Unique to this book is an entire chapter devoted to case studies covering real problems in a variety of fields that draw on all the design methods covered in the book. The authors have specifically developed an important new case study on a biological control system—case study #10.7—which introduces the student to the increasingly important study of Bioengineering and the application of the concepts of control to living organisms. Interesting but concise historical background sections for the material are also included in each chapter.


Chapter 1. An Overview and Brief History of Feedback Control
Chapter 2. Dynamic Models
Chapter 3. Dynamic Response
Chapter 4. A First Analysis of Feedback
Chapter 5. The Root-Locus Design Method
Chapter 6. The Frequency-Response Design Method
Chapter 7. State-Space Design
Chapter 8. Digital Control
Chapter 9. Nonlinear Systems
Chapter 10. Control System Design: Principles and Case Studies
Appendix A. Laplace Transforms
Appendix B. Solutions to the End-of-Chapter Questions
Appendix C. MATLAB Commands

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