Modern Control Systems, Global Edition eBook, 13th Edition

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Modern Control Systems, Global Edition eBook, 13th Edition

By Richard C. Dorf, Robert H. Bishop
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 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.

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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

  • NEW! Activities and Curriculum teach future engineers the importance of green technology design and how it minimises pollution and improves the environment.
  • NEW! Coverage of the evolution of the Internet of Things, a network of physical objects embedded with electronics, software, sensors and connectivity used in control engineering. Each of the devices on the network possess an embedded computer that connects to the Internet and is of great interest to control engineers.
  • NEW! 980 end-of-chapter exercises, problems, advanced problems, design problems, and computer problems explore all aspects of modern control systems.
  • NEW! Skills Check sections provide three sets of problems to test students’ knowledge of the chapter material.
  • NEW! Rear chapters present introductions into more advanced topics of robust control and digital control, as well as an entire chapter devoted to the design of feedback control systems with a focus on practical industrial lead and lag compensator structures.


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.

Table of contents
  • 1. Introduction to Control Systems
  • 2. Mathematical Models of Systems
  • 3. State Variable Models
  • 4. Feedback Control System Characteristics
  • 5. The Performance of Feedback Control Systems
  • 6. The Stability of Linear Feedback Systems
  • 7. The Root Locus Method
  • 8. Frequency Response Methods
  • 9. Stability in the Frequency Domain
  • 10. The Design of Feedback Control Systems
  • 11. The Design of State Variable Feedback Systems
  • 12. Robust Control Systems
  • 13. Digital Control Systems