Modern Control Systems

9780130314116: Modern Control Systems

This text is designed for an introductory undergraduate course in control systems for engineering students.

There is very little demarcation between aerospace, chemical, electrical, industrial, and mechanical engineering in control system practice: therefore this text is written without any bias towards one particular discipline. Thus, this book will be equally useful for all engineering disciplines and, perhaps, will assist in illustrating the utility of control engineering as a controlled discipline.

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For more than twenty-five years, Modern Control Systems has set the standard of excellence for undergraduate control systems textbooks. It has remained a bestseller because Richard Dorf and Robert Bishop have been able to take complex control theory and make it exciting and accessible to students. The book presents a control engineering methodology that, while based on mathematical fundamentals, stresses physical system modeling and practical control system designs with realistic system specifications.


  • Provides clear exposition of the basic principles of control system design techniques using frequency-and time-domain methods including robust control design and an introduction to digital control systems.
  • Offers an integrated design and analysis approach to real-world engineering problems.
  • Incorporates computer-aided design and analysis using MATLAB and SIMULINK throughout the text and end-of-chapter examples and problems.
  • Reinforces the development of problem-solving skills with five levels of end-of-chapter problems.
  • Incorporates a Sequential Design Problem feature, using a disk drive read system as the example, to highlight the mail themes in each chapter and how they impact the design of a control system.
  • Presents a Continuous Design Problem features which gives students the opportunity to apply the tools and techniques presented in each chapter to a design example carried throughout the text.
  • Offers a supplement, which emphasizes modeling and the design process using MATLAB and SIMULINK.


  • Introduces the use of SIMULINK, a valuable tool for control system simulation, including an appendix, which explains the basis.
  • MATLAB Updated.
  • New Companion Website for Professors and Students, including the latest MATLAB M-files, practice exams, student exercises with instant grading and other study aids.

About the Author:

RICHARD C. DORF is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Davis. Known as an instructor who is highly concerned with the discipline of electrical engineering and its application to social and economic needs, Professor Dorf has written and edited several successful engineering text books and handbooks, including the best selling Engineering Handbook and the Second Edition of the Electrical Engineering Handbook. Professor Dorf is a Fellow of the IEEE and is active in the fields of control system design and robotics. Dr. Dorf holds a patent for the PIDA controller.

ROBERT H. BISHOP holds the Myron L. Begeman Fellowship in Engineering in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at The University of Texas at Austin. A talented educator, Professor Bishop has been recognized for his contributions in the classroom with the coveted Lockheed Martin Tactical Aircraft Systems Award for Excellence in Engineering Teaching. An active member of AIAA, IEEE, and ASEE, he recently received the John Leland Atwood Award from the American Society of Engineering Educators and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics which is given periodically to "a leader who has made lasting and significant contributions to aerospace engineering education." Dr. Bishop is a distinguished researcher with an interest in guidance, navigation, and control of aerospace vehicles.

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Dorf, Richard C.; Bishop, Robert H.
Published by Pearson Education (2001)
ISBN 10: 0130314110 ISBN 13: 9780130314116
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Book Description Pearson Education, 2001. Book Condition: Good. 9th Edition. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP70053189

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