The ever-increasing demand on engineers to lower production costs to withstand global
competition has prompted engineers to look for rigorous methods of decision making,
such as optimization methods, to design and produce products and systems both
economically and efficiently. Optimization techniques, having reached a degree of
maturity in recent years, are being used in a wide spectrum of industries, including
aerospace, automotive, chemical, electrical, construction, and manufacturing industries.
With rapidly advancing computer technology, computers are becoming more powerful,
and correspondingly, the size and the complexity of the problems that can be solved
using optimization techniques are also increasing. Optimization methods, coupled with
modern tools of computer-aided design, are also being used to enhance the creative
process of conceptual and detailed design of engineering systems
For senior or graduate-level students taking a first course in Control Theory (in departments of Mechanical, Electrical, Aerospace, and Chemical Engineering).
A comprehensive, senior-level textbook for control engineering.
Ogata’s Modern Control Engineering, 5/e , offers the comprehensive coverage of continuous-time control systems that all senior students must have, including frequency response approach, root-locus approach, and state-space approach to analysis and design of control systems. The text provides a gradual development of control theory, shows how to solve all computational problems with MATLAB, and avoids highly mathematical arguments. A wealth of examples and worked problems are featured throughout the text.
The new edition includes improved coverage of Root-Locus Analysis (Chapter 6) and Frequency-Response Analysis (Chapter 8). The author has also updated and revised many of the worked examples and end-of-chapter problems. This text is ideal for control systems engineers.