A comprehensive treatment of the analysis and design of discrete-time control systems which provides a gradual development of the theory by emphasizing basic concepts and avoiding highly mathematical arguments. The book features comprehensive treatment of pole placement, state observer design, and quadratic optimal control.FEATURES: * In-depth discussions of selected topics (such as Z transform, and pole placement when the control signal was a vector quantity) have been moved to optional Appendices. * discusses in detail the theoretical background for designing control systems. * offers a greatly expanded treatment of the pole placement design with minimum-order observer by means of state space approach (Ch. 6) and polynomial equations approach (Ch. 7). * features a new chapter on the polynomial equations approach to the control systems design -- as an alternative to the design of control systems via pole placement with minimum-order observers. Includes the design of model matching control systems.
* emphasizes the usefulness of MATLAB for studying discrete-time control systems -- showing how to use MATLAB optimally to obtain numerical solutions that involve various types of vector-matrix operations, plotting response curves, and system design based on quadratic optimal control. * presents many instructive examples and worked-out problems throughout the entire book.