For courses in Control Theory
Developing Problem-Solving Skills Through Integrated Design and Analysis
The purpose of Dorf’s Modern Control Systems, 13th Edition is to present the structure of feedback control theory and to provide a sequence of exciting discoveries. The book demonstrates various real-world, global engineering problems while touching on evolving design strategies like green technology. Some of the themes at-hand include climate change, clean water, sustainability, waste management, emissions reduction, and minimising energy. Throughout the text, students apply theory to the design and analysis of control systems.
The 13th Edition continues to explore the role of and need for automated and precise control systems in green engineering. Key examples of green engineering, such as wind turbine control and the modeling of a photovoltaic generator to achieve maximum power delivery, are discussed in detail. The text is organised around the concept of control systems theory in the context of frequency and time domains. Written to be equally useful for all engineering disciplines, it covers topics such as classical control, employing root locus design, frequency and response design using Bode and Nyquist plots.
Modern Control Systems offers the following features to facilitate learning:
NEW! Topics and activities introduce students to the exciting and challenging field of control engineering
UPDATED! Current topics explore areas like robust control systems and system sensitivity, state variable models, controllability and observability, computer control systems, internal model control, robust PID controllers, and computer-aided design and analysis.