Practical Control Engineering Guide for Engineers Managers and Practitioners

Author: David Koenig
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071606149
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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An Essential Guide to Control Engineering Fundamentals Understand the day-to-day procedures of today's control engineer with the pragmatic insights and techniques contained in this unique resource. Written in clear, concise language, Practical Control Engineering shows, step-by-step, how engineers simulate real-world phenomena using dynamic models and algorithms. Learn how to handle single and multiple-staged systems, implement error-free feedback control, eliminate anomalies, and work in the frequency and discrete-time domains. Extensive appendices cover basic calculus, differential equations, vector math, Laplace and Z-transforms, and Matlab basics. Practical Control Engineering explains how to: Gain insight into control engineering and process analysis Write and debug algorithms that simulate physical processes Understand feedback, feedforward, open loops, and cascade controls Build behavioral models using basic applied mathematics Analyze lumped, underdamped, and distributed processes Comprehend matrix, vector, and state estimation concepts Convert from continuous to discrete-time and frequency domains Filter out white noise, colored noise, and stochaic disturbances

Matlab for Control Engineers

Author: Katsuhiko Ogata
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0136150772
Format: PDF
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Notable author Katsuhiko Ogata presents the only new book available to discuss, in sufficient detail, the details of MATLAB® materials needed to solve many analysis and design problems associated with control systems. Complements a large number of examples with in-depth explanations, encouraging complete understanding of the MATLAB approach to solving problems. Distills the large volume of MATLAB information available to focus on those materials needed to study analysis and design problems of deterministic, continuous-time control systems. Covers conventional control systems such as transient response, root locus, frequency response analyses and designs; analysis and design problems associated with state space formulation of control systems; and useful MATLAB approaches to solve optimization problems. A useful self-study guide for practicing control engineers.

Designing High Availability Systems

Author: Zachary Taylor
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118753739
Format: PDF, Docs
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A practical, step-by-step guide to designing world-class, high availability systems using both classical and DFSS reliability techniques Whether designing telecom, aerospace, automotive, medical, financial, or public safety systems, every engineer aims for the utmost reliability and availability in the systems he, or she, designs. But between the dream of world-class performance and reality falls the shadow of complexities that can bedevil even the most rigorous design process. While there are an array of robust predictive engineering tools, there has been no single-source guide to understanding and using them . . . until now. Offering a case-based approach to designing, predicting, and deploying world-class high-availability systems from the ground up, this book brings together the best classical and DFSS reliability techniques. Although it focuses on technical aspects, this guide considers the business and market constraints that require that systems be designed right the first time. Written in plain English and following a step-by-step "cookbook" format, Designing High Availability Systems: Shows how to integrate an array of design/analysis tools, including Six Sigma, Failure Analysis, and Reliability Analysis Features many real-life examples and case studies describing predictive design methods, tradeoffs, risk priorities, "what-if" scenarios, and more Delivers numerous high-impact takeaways that you can apply to your current projects immediately Provides access to MATLAB programs for simulating problem sets presented, along with PowerPoint slides to assist in outlining the problem-solving process Designing High Availability Systems is an indispensable working resource for system engineers, software/hardware architects, and project teams working in all industries.

Financial Risk Management

Author: Steve L. Allen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118226526
Format: PDF, ePub
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A top risk management practitioner addresses the essential aspects of modern financial risk management In the Second Edition of Financial Risk Management + Website, market risk expert Steve Allen offers an insider's view of this discipline and covers the strategies, principles, and measurement techniques necessary to manage and measure financial risk. Fully revised to reflect today's dynamic environment and the lessons to be learned from the 2008 global financial crisis, this reliable resource provides a comprehensive overview of the entire field of risk management. Allen explores real-world issues such as proper mark-to-market valuation of trading positions and determination of needed reserves against valuation uncertainty, the structuring of limits to control risk taking, and a review of mathematical models and how they can contribute to risk control. Along the way, he shares valuable lessons that will help to develop an intuitive feel for market risk measurement and reporting. Presents key insights on how risks can be isolated, quantified, and managed from a top risk management practitioner Offers up-to-date examples of managing market and credit risk Provides an overview and comparison of the various derivative instruments and their use in risk hedging Companion Website contains supplementary materials that allow you to continue to learn in a hands-on fashion long after closing the book Focusing on the management of those risks that can be successfully quantified, the Second Edition of Financial Risk Management + Websiteis the definitive source for managing market and credit risk.

A Biologist s Guide to Mathematical Modeling in Ecology and Evolution

Author: Sarah P. Otto
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400840910
Format: PDF
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Thirty years ago, biologists could get by with a rudimentary grasp of mathematics and modeling. Not so today. In seeking to answer fundamental questions about how biological systems function and change over time, the modern biologist is as likely to rely on sophisticated mathematical and computer-based models as traditional fieldwork. In this book, Sarah Otto and Troy Day provide biology students with the tools necessary to both interpret models and to build their own. The book starts at an elementary level of mathematical modeling, assuming that the reader has had high school mathematics and first-year calculus. Otto and Day then gradually build in depth and complexity, from classic models in ecology and evolution to more intricate class-structured and probabilistic models. The authors provide primers with instructive exercises to introduce readers to the more advanced subjects of linear algebra and probability theory. Through examples, they describe how models have been used to understand such topics as the spread of HIV, chaos, the age structure of a country, speciation, and extinction. Ecologists and evolutionary biologists today need enough mathematical training to be able to assess the power and limits of biological models and to develop theories and models themselves. This innovative book will be an indispensable guide to the world of mathematical models for the next generation of biologists. A how-to guide for developing new mathematical models in biology Provides step-by-step recipes for constructing and analyzing models Interesting biological applications Explores classical models in ecology and evolution Questions at the end of every chapter Primers cover important mathematical topics Exercises with answers Appendixes summarize useful rules Labs and advanced material available

Tensor Product Model Transformation in Polytopic Model Based Control

Author: Péter Baranyi
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439818177
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Tensor Product Model Transformation in Polytopic Model-Based Control offers a new perspective of control system design. Instead of relying solely on the formulation of more effective LMIs, which is the widely adopted approach in existing LMI-related studies, this cutting-edge book calls for a systematic modification and reshaping of the polytopic convex hull to achieve enhanced performance. Varying the convexity of the resulting TP canonical form is a key new feature of the approach. The book concentrates on reducing analytical derivations in the design process, echoing the recent paradigm shift on the acceptance of numerical solution as a valid form of output to control system problems. The salient features of the book include: Presents a new HOSVD-based canonical representation for (qLPV) models that enables trade-offs between approximation accuracy and computation complexity Supports a conceptually new control design methodology by proposing TP model transformation that offers a straightforward way of manipulating different types of convexity to appear in polytopic representation Introduces a numerical transformation that has the advantage of readily accommodating models described by non-conventional modeling and identification approaches, such as neural networks and fuzzy rules Presents a number of practical examples to demonstrate the application of the approach to generate control system design for complex (qLPV) systems and multiple control objectives. The authors’ approach is based on an extended version of singular value decomposition applicable to hyperdimensional tensors. Under the approach, trade-offs between approximation accuracy and computation complexity can be performed through the singular values to be retained in the process. The use of LMIs enables the incorporation of multiple performance objectives into the control design problem and assurance of a solution via convex optimization if feasible. Tensor Product Model Transformation in Polytopic Model-Based Control includes examples and incorporates MATLAB® Toolbox TPtool. It provides a reference guide for graduate students, researchers, engineers, and practitioners who are dealing with nonlinear systems control applications.

A Practical Guide to Error Control Coding Using MATLAB

Author: Yuan Jiang
Publisher: Artech House
ISBN: 1608070891
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This practical resource provides you with a comprehensive understanding of error control coding, an essential and widely applied area in modern digital communications. The goal of error control coding is to encode information in such a way that even if the channel (or storage medium) introduces errors, the receiver can correct the errors and recover the original transmitted information. This book includes the most useful modern and classic codes, including block, Reed Solomon, convolutional, turbo, and LDPC codes.You find clear guidance on code construction, decoding algorithms, and error correcting performances. Moreover, this unique book introduces computer simulations integrally to help you master key concepts. Including a companion DVD with MATLAB programs and supported with over 540 equations, this hands-on reference provides you with an in-depth treatment of a wide range of practical implementation issues.

Spectral Analysis of Musical Sounds with Emphasis on the Piano

Author: David M. Koenig
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198722907
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The tools of spectral analysis are applied via graphics to musical sounds, especially those coming from a piano, in an attempt to determine the different frequencies that make up the sound waves and therefore to gain insight. The emphasis is on pictures and verbiage rather than mathematics. It is hoped that music professionals, performers, teachers, and retailers will think about the everyday sounds in their professional life in a different way after reading thisbook. On the other hand, engineers and scientists will perhaps be intrigued with the way the technical tools of their profession can be used to study musical phenomena that they usually enjoy after thework day is over. Therefore this book is directed toward two groups of readers that have little in common other than a love of music.

The Modern RPG IV Language

Author: Robert Cozzi
Publisher: Mc PressLlc
ISBN: 9781583470640
Format: PDF, ePub
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Describes the RPG IV programming language, covering such topics as data types, specification types, op codes, expressions, structured programming, and procedures.