Control of Continuous Linear Systems

Control of Continuous Linear Systems

Kaddour Najim, Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse, France

ISBN : 9781905209125

Publication Date : April 2006

Hardcover 352 pp

160.00 USD



This book contains more than 150 problems and solutions on the control of linear continuous systems. The main definitions and theoretical tools are summarized at the beginning of each chapter, after which the reader is guided through the problems and how to solve them. The author provides coverage of the ideas behind the developments of the main PID tuning techniques, as well as presenting the proof of the Routh–Hurwitz stability criterion and giving some new results dealing with the design of root locus. Given the practical nature of this book, anyone wishing to gain a deeper understanding of the subject area will find it to be of invaluable use.


1. On process modeling.
2. Laplace transforms and block diagrams.
3. Analysis.
4. Stability and the root locus.
5. Regulation and PID regulators.
Appendices on theoretical aspects.

About the authors/editors

Kaddour Najim is Professor of Automatic Control in the Process Control Laboratory of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Ingénieurs en Arts Chimiques et Technologiques (ENSIACET), Toulouse, France. He is also Docent in learning systems at the University of Oulu, Finland. He is the author of numerous books and articles on the subject and has conducted several industrial applications. He is also a member of the Conference Editorial Board of the IEEE Control Systems Society and the IFAC Applications Committee.