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Book tips for "control systems"

Started by ombz 4 years ago10 replieslatest reply 4 years ago138 views

Hi guys!

I wonder if you could recommend any books about "control systems" -- the basics, maths, plots etc. and of course some (common) real applications. This is for basically for self-study. :)

Thanks for your hints.

Andy


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Reply by tba10596August 30, 2017

Here's another book that I found very interesting: "Embedded Control Systems in C/C++" by Jim Ledin. https://www.amazon.com/Embedded-Control-Systems-C/...

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Reply by ombzSeptember 5, 2017

Hi! Thanks for your reply. :) Looks interesting as well. 

-Andy 

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Reply by Code_WarriorAugust 29, 2017

I found A Mathematical Introduction to Control Theory to be pretty helpful.

https://www.amazon.com/Mathematical-Introduction-E...

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Reply by ombzSeptember 5, 2017

Thanks for the link. :) 

-Andy

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Reply by Tim WescottAugust 30, 2017

Consider "Applied Control Theory for Embedded Systems", by moi.  If there were such a thing as a MacArthur sub-genius grant, I could maybe afford to take some time off and make a 2nd edition, or better yet, a lab manual with three or four practical case studies in excruciating detail.  But there's not.

https://www.elsevier.com/books/applied-control-the...

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Reply by ombzSeptember 5, 2017

Hi Tim. I like the "by moi. ;) Was trying to see some pages of the book, like the table of contents and maybe 1..2 illustrative pages giving an idea of how the book feels like. The description sounds like it's something I'm looking for. Would it be easily available in Switzerland? 

Cheers

-Andy 

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Reply by Tim WescottSeptember 7, 2017

I do not know about availability in Switzerland specifically, but I do know it's sold world-wide.  Amazon (in the US at least) has a substantial preview -- I got to the end of Chapter 2 and ran out of patience before I ran out of book.

Do you have a grounding in signal processing, or will this all be new?  Control systems theory has a lot in common with signal processing theory, so being deep into one will give you a significant leg up on the other.

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Reply by ombzSeptember 8, 2017

Thanks for the info! :) I'll have a look on the preview on Amazon. 

Yes I do have a bit of background in signal processing, more in the fields of image and video processing though; but once in a while get to code "classical" digital filters for pre-processing some ADC data or implement some smoothing or interpolation and so on. So it won't be all new to me. I think I mostly lack some flexibility with complex analysis and especially producing and analyzing Nyquist plots as well as seeing the practical side of control systems theory and being implied. 

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Reply by jimelectrSeptember 26, 2017

LOL re: MacArthur sub-genius grant!  Too bad there's not such a thing!  Probably many of us on this forum would apply. :)

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Reply by simonzzSeptember 26, 2017

Modern Control Engineering by Katsuhiko Otaga:

https://www.amazon.com/Modern-Control-Engineering-...

For something cheeper look at Dovers'book.