Control Theory: A Guided Tour
P. Peregrinus on the behalf of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, 1992 - Technology & Engineering - 180 pages
Designed both for students of engineering, computing and mathematics and professionals in industry who require the basics of control theory, this text explains the underlying principles of the field and provides numerous references to more detailed treatments.
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