Modern Control System and Analysis and Design Using Matlab and Simulink

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9780130910325: Modern Control System and Analysis and Design Using Matlab and Simulink

For courses in Control Systems.
This stand-alone supplement is meant for professors looking for ways to integrate more of the design process into their undergraduate controls course as well as improve their students computer skills. In each chapter, a design problem is introduced and various aspects of the design process are explored. MATLAB and Simulink are used as tools in the process. More than just a book on interesting design problems, Modern Control Systems Analysis and Design Using MATLAB and Simulink, demonstrates the importance of good modeling and design techniques. This book can be bundled with Modern Control Systems by Dorf/Bishop or any introductory controls textbook.

Features and Benefits

An alternative to a more traditional course on assembly language programming, allows instructors to easily introduce embedded systems into an already packed curriculum, and provides a way to cover the procedural style still necessary in some upper-division courses. The material reinforces students' comprehension of parameter passing, scope, and especially memory allocation schemes.
Use of the PC as a platform for learning about processor architecture, assembly language, and embedded software - familiarizes students with the dominant Intel architecture they will ultimately encounter, and allows instructors to offer an associated laboratory component without investing in specialized single-board computers.
Emphasis on the 32-bit protected mode of the Intel processor - Unlike most other texts on Intel assembly (which cover the 16-bit real mode). Used in all the examples of low-level assembly language support routines, such as interrupt service routines - gives students experience with the protected mode which is more representative of current programming practice.
A focus on C (versus assembly) - Most of the code in the text is written in C because many industrial applications that were traditionally implemented in assembly are now programmed in C, and C has become the language of choice for embedded software. Covers processor organization and assembly language only from a need-to-know point of view rather than as a primary objective, and presents assembly in terms of how to write interrupt service routines and low-level functions that interact with C programs - prepares students for on-the-job demands they will face in the real-world.
An abundance of examples in C throughout. Features a chapter highlighting those features of C that are important for embedded applications - provides students with practical applications of concepts and helps ease the paradigm shift to C for those with background in C++ and Java.
Homework problems - In addition to short homework problems, the book features 11 in-depth programming assignments - gives students abundant hands-on practice.
Accompanying software tools (on CD-ROM) Includes- 1) source code for a library of run-time utilities and a boot loader developed by the author used to develop embedded applications on the PC, 2) copies of GCC and NASM, the C compiler and assembler used in the text, 3) a copy of MIX Software's Multi-C non-preemptive multithreaded run-time kernel, 4) a copy of the uCOS preemptive multithreaded run-time kernel, 5) source code to support the lab experiments given in the text, and 6) PowerPoint slides to accompany the chapters - provides convenient access to programming tools for both students and instructors.

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For more than twenty 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.


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About the Author:

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 also serves as an Associate Editor for the American Astronautical Society,s Journal of Astronautical Sciences. Dr. Bishop is a distinguished researcher with an interest in guidance, navigation, and control of aerospace vehicles.

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