Control Theory Fundamentals

The book Control Theory Fundamentals was compiled from the materials of the Control Theory Fundamentals and State Space Control seminars. An objective of the seminars was to present the fundamentals of control theory in a way accessible to practicing engineers whose principal area of expertise often lay elsewhere. In addition to providing a resource for those attending the seminar, the book will be of interest to the wider audience of students and engineers who need to apply control theory in the course of their studies or work. 


The book provides a readable introduction to control theory as applied to both continuous time and discrete time systems. The first four chapters of the book cover classical methods using transfer functions. The remaining chapters cover analysis and design using state space methods. Worked examples are included to illustrate key topics in each section. The book contains five appendices; a review of matrix algebra, reference tables of Laplace and z transforms, supporting Matlab scripts, and a case study in controller design using state space methods.

 The book is part of the Mathworks book program.  Tutorial scripts are available on request. 

Fourth Edition

The fourth edition is now available on Amazon.


Paperback: 286 pages
Language: English
ISBN-13: 979-8611448502
Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.6 x 9.2 inches


Third Edition

The third edition is no longer available.

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Paperback: 286 pages
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1508685541
ISBN-13: 978-1508685548
Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.6 x 9.2 inches