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Preface
PrefaceFeedback processes abound in nature and, over the last few decades, the word feedback, like computer, has found its way into our language far more pervasively than most others of technological origin. The conceptual framework for the theory of feedback and that of the discipline in which it is embedded—control systems engineering-have developed only since World War II. When our first edition was published, in 1967, the subject of linear continuous-time (or analog) control systems had already attained a high level of maturity, and it was (and remains) often designated classical control by the conoscienti. This was also the early development period for the digital computer and discrete-time data contro…
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Joseph J. DiStefano, III, PhD; Allen R. Stubberud, PhD; Ivan J. Williams, PhD: Schaum's Outline of Feedback and Control Systems, Second Edition. Preface, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2014), AccessEngineering Export