MATLAB, a software package developed by The MathWorks, Inc. is powerful, versatile and interactive software for scientific and technical computations including simulations. Specialised toolboxes provided with several built-in functions are a special Mature of MATLAB. This aims to get the reader started quickly and easily with computations and simulations in system engineering and then proceeds to build concepts for advanced computations and simulations that include the control and compensation of systems. Simulation through SIMULINK has also been described to allow the reader to get the feel of the real-world situation. Material covered includes:
* system representation and modelling;
* model manipulation and analysis;
* information extraction from models;
* G.U.I.s for the Control System Toolbox;
* control system design with SIMULINK;
* compensator design;
* simple and complex applications.
In addition, examples covered in the book that include live simulations of various systems, are also provided at the ftp-site of Springer-Verlag at ftp://ftp.springer.co.uk with the aim of helping the reader not only save time but also learn with ease.
This book is appropriate for undergraduate students undergoing the final semester of their project work, postgraduate students who have MATLAB integrated in their course or wish to take up simulation problems in the area of system engineering for their dissertation work and research scholars for whom MATLAB along with its associated toolboxes and SIMULINK is an indispensable tool for simulation.