The book blends readability and accessibility common to undergraduate control systems texts with the mathematical rigor necessary to form a solid theoretical foundation. Appendices cover linear algebra and provide a Matlab overivew and files. The reviewers pointed out that this is an ambitious project but one that will pay off because of the lack of good up-to-date textbooks in the area.
Robert L. Williams II is a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ohio University. Douglas A. Lawrence is an associate professor at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ohio University.
Preface. Chapter 1. Introduction. Chapter 2. State-Space Fundamentals. Chapter 3. Controllability. Chapter 4. Observability. Chapter 5. Minimal Realizations. Chapter 6. Stability. Chapter 7. Design of Linear State Feedback Control Laws. Chapter 8. Observers and Observer-Based Compensators. Chapter 9. Introduction To Optimal Control. References. Appendix A. Matrix Introduction. Appendix B. Linear Algebra. Appendix C. Continuing MATLAB Example m-File. References. Index.