Analysis and Synthesis of Single-Input/Single-Output Control Systems
This text supports a first course on feedback control systems in an engineering undergraduate program. Its primary objectives are to introduce the main ideas and to show the basic approaches for the design of simple yet practically relevant control systems. Readers planning to work through this text should have a clear understanding of elementary complex analysis, of matrix algebra and of calculus, including ordinary differential equations. Basic concepts of engineering physics are assumed to be known as well. This course introduces all relevant steps of a control system design procedure. The price one must pay for such a breadth is the limitation of the discussion to relatively simple systems.