For junior-level courses in System Dynamics, offered in Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering departments.
This text presents students with the basic theory and practice of system dynamics. It introduces the modeling of dynamic systems and response analysis of these systems, with an introduction to the analysis and design of control systems.
1. Introduction to System Dynamics. 2. The Laplace Transform. 3. Mechanical Systems. 4. Transfer-Function Approach to Modeling Dynamic Systems. 5. State-Space Approach to Modeling Dynamic Systems. 6. Electrical Systems and Electromechanical Systems. 7. Fluid Systems and Thermal Systems. 8. Time-Domain Analyses of Dynamic Systems. 9. Frequency-Domain Analyses of Dynamic Systems. 10. Frequency-Domain Analyses and the Design of Control Systems. 11. Time-Domain Analyses of Control Systems. Appendix A. Systems of Units. Appendix B. Conversion Tables. Appendix C. Vector-Matrix Algebra. Appendix D. Introduction to MATLAB. References. Index.