Feedback control fundamentals with context, case studies, and a focus on design, Feedback Control of Dynamic Systems, 8th Edition, covers the material that every engineer needs to know about feedback control—including concepts like stability, tracking, and robustness. Each chapter presents the fundamentals along with comprehensive, worked-out examples, all within a real-world context and with historical background provided. The text is devoted to supporting readers equally in their need to grasp both traditional and more modern topics of digital control, and the authors focus on design as a theme early on, rather than focusing on analysis first and incorporating design much later. An entire chapter is devoted to comprehensive case studies, and the 8th Edition has been revised with up-to-date information, along with brand-new sections, problems, and examples.

The book is available for purchase at the publisher’s web site: Pearson

There is also a graduate level book on this material that focuses on digital implementations entitled Digital Control of Dynamic Systems.

Download MATLAB m and slx files (zip archive, 854 KB).

Table of Contents

Detailed Table of Contents (pdf, 353 KB).

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

Special M-files for root-locus (zip archive, 2.0 KB).

Chapter 6: The Frequency-response Design Method

Special M-files for Bode plots (zip archive, 1.0 KB).
Paper on the shapes of Nyquist plots (pdf, 1.4 MB).

Chapter 7: State-space Design

Chapter 8: Digital Control

Chapter 9: Nonlinear Systems

Chapter 10: Control Systems Design: Principles and Case Studies

Appendix A: Laplace Transforms
Appendix B: Solutions to Review Problems
Appendix C: Matlab Commands


Web Appendices:

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Errata (pdf, 552 KB).

MATLAB-related tutorials