This comprehensive textbook provides an accessible introduction to control theory for undergraduate students. In addition to the fundamental concepts highlighted early in the book, later chapters provide solid grounding in control techniques and applications, making it an excellent refresher for practicing engineers. The mathematical equations and numerical methods that are essential to control theory are presented gradually throughout the text. In a logically flowing manner, the author covers a wide range of topics, including feedback theory, frequency domain methods, discrete time computer control, and transducers. A solutions manual is also provided for instructors.
John Billingsley is Chair of Mechatronic Engineering at the University of Southern Queensland in Toowoomba, Australia, and directs technology research in the National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture (NCEA).