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Modern Control Systems

Description Book Information


Written to be equally useful for all engineering disciplines, this text is organized around the concept of control systems theory as it has been developed in the frequency and time domains. It provides coverage of classical control, employing root locus design, frequency and response design using Bode and Nyquist plots. It also covers modern control methods based on state variable models including pole placement design techniques with full-state feedback controllers and full-state observers. Many examples throughout give students ample opportunity to apply the theory to the design and analysis of control systems.


All that you need to get started is LabVIEW 8.5 or newer and the Control Design and Simulation Module available on most university campuses through the local NI Academic Volume License.  Students wanting to work with the software at home can purchase the LabVIEW Student Edition DVD, which includes a full version of the software complete with many toolkits and modules.


In summary the latest edition of Modern Control Systems and LabVIEW provide a complete platform for hands-on learning and experimentation for the classroom, the lab, and the dorm room.


Software Requirements:


LabVIEW 8.5 Student Edition or Full Development System


LabVIEW Control Design and Simulation Module, which is included with LabVIEW Professional


Authors and Organization:

Richard C. Dorf, University of California, Davis

Robert H. Bishop, The University of Texas at Austin

Publisher: Prentice Hall
Edition: 11
ISBN-10: 0132270285
ISBN-13: 9780132270281

Summary of How NI Technology is Used:

LabVIEW MathScript .m files are used throught the text to explore control systems concepts.  A brief MathScript tutorial can be found in the appendix.
Book Purchase Site: Purchase
Book Errata Site: N/A
Anita B
Applications Engineer
National Instruments
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