This textbook provides tools to predict and control dynamic systems with modern
analytical skills, including
trigonometry, calculus, differential equations, complex variables, Laplace transforms,
Taylor series/linearization, linear algebra, eigenanalysis, electrical circuits,
F = m a.
The textbook facilitates engineering skills with physical systems from a wide range of engineering applications
(mechanical, aerospace, robotics, bioengineering, and controls).
Physical demonstrations and computer simulations include system identification, time constants, period,
Coulomb/viscous friction, mass, stiffness, damping, natural frequency, damping ratio, decay ratio,
overshoot, settling time, rise time, pole location,
harmonic forcing, resonance, steady-state/transient/step response,
stability, feedback-control gains, control effort, Bode plots, root locus,
The book contains 180+ interactive problems with thousands of guided steps.
Ability to model real systems,
size physical constants (motor constants, springs, dampers, mass, resistors, capacitors, inductors),
linearize and perform stability analysis,
design control systems (PID, state-space, feed-forward, on/off),
and low/high-pass filters, design for performance, and interpret results.
It provides computational skills,
and interactive visually-appealing Working Model simulations
for conceptual insights into dynamic systems and controls.