Written for courses in engineering system dynamics and controls, this book provides a comprehensive discussion of the analysis of lumped parameter physical systems. Topics include the fundamentals of dynamics system modeling, modeling systems from various physical domains and systems, and an introduction to the concepts and theory pertinent to automatic control systems including computer control systems. This expanded third edition contains many more end-of-chapter exercises and examples. This text is also available as an e-book (ISBN 9780511287428).
MATLAB and Simulink tutorials are included in an appendix, and the products are used to solve numerous examples in the book. In addition, online solutions for lecturers are available at the publisher's Website.
John F. Gardner, Boise State University
Bohdan T. Kulakowski, Pennsylvania State University
J. Lowen Shearer, Pennsylvania State University