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Linear multivariable control : a geometric approach, Third edition

Donated by: Dr. Luis Sison

Author W. Murray Wonham
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [1985]
Publisher Springer-Verlag

In writing this monograph my aim has been to present a “geometric” approach to the structural synthesis of multivariable control systems that are linear, time-invariant and of finite dynamic order. The book is ad­ dressed to graduate students specializing in control, to engineering scientists involved in control systems research and development, and to mathemati­cians interested in systems control theory. The label “geometric” in the title is applied for several reasons. First and obviously, the setting is linear state space and the mathematics chiefly linear algebra in abstract (geometric) style. The basic ideas are the familiar system concepts of controllability and observability, thought of as geometric prop­ erties of distinguished state subspaces. Indeed, the geometry was first brought in out of revulsion against the orgy of matrix manipulation which linear control theory mainly consisted of, around fifteen years ago. But secondly and of greater interest, the geometric setting rather quickly sug­ gested new methods of attacking synthesis which have proved to be intuitive and economical; they are also easily reduced to matrix arithmetic as soon as you want to compute. The essence of the “geometric” approach is just this: instead of looking directly for a feedback law (say u = Fx) which would solve your synthesis problem if a solution exists, first characterize solvability as a verifiable property of some constructible state subspace, say Y. Then, if all is well, you may calculate F from Y quite easily.

Optimal control

Donated by: Dr. Luis Sison

Author Frank L. Lewis
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c1986
Publisher Wiley

A graduate level text that presents modern optimal control theory in a direct and organized manner. Relationships to the classical control theory are shown, as well as a root-locus approach to the design of steady-state controllers. The reader is encouraged to simulate and implement optimal controllers using personal computer programs. State variable and polynomial optimal controllers are discussed. Numerous practical examples are provided. Detailed appendixes on matrix algebra and computer software listings.

Linear system theory

Donated by: Dr. Luis Sison

Authors Frank M. Callier, Charles A. Desoer
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [1991]
Publisher Springer-Verlag

This book is the result of our teaching over the years an undergraduate course on Linear Optimal Systems to applied mathematicians and a first-year graduate course on Linear Systems to engineers. The contents of the book bear the strong influence of the great advances in the field and of its enormous literature. However, we made no attempt to have a complete coverage. Our motivation was to write a book on linear systems that covers finite­ dimensional linear systems, always keeping in mind the main purpose of engineering and applied science, which is to analyze, design, and improve the performance of phy­sical systems. Hence we discuss the effect of small nonlinearities, and of perturbations of feedback. It is our on the data; we face robustness issues and discuss the properties hope that the book will be a useful reference for a first-year graduate student. We assume that a typical reader with an engineering background will have gone through the conventional undergraduate single-input single-output linear systems course; an elementary course in control is not indispensable but may be useful for motivation. For readers from a mathematical curriculum we require only familiarity with techniques of linear algebra and of ordinary differential equations.

Java for C/C++ programmers

Donated by: Dr. Luis Sison

Author Michael C. Daconta
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [1996]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

The fastest way for C and C++ programmers to learn how to program with Java

While most programmers look at Java mainly for building Web applets, this robust, interpreted, object-oriented language is very well-suited to the development of large-scale applications. Offering a fast way to learn Java inside and out, Java for C/C++ Programmers explains Java’s features in terms of their similarities and differences to C and C++. In fact, by building on C and C++ concepts you already know, you’ll be able to produce simple Java programs within an hour, and much more complex programs in just a few days. This book is all a C/C++ programmer needs to learn Java!

Java for C/C++ Programmers, you’ll:

  • Quickly master everything you need to develop full-scale applications using Java, including Java language, the Java Abstract Window Toolkit and applet programming. Every major concept is accompanied by a complete working Java program.
  • Learn the basics of JavaScript programming and how it compares to Java. You’ll even get JavaScript source code that will add interactivity to your Web pages immediately.
  • Learn how each C and C++ feature compares to Java, as well as Java techniques for implementing many of the features left out of the language intentionally such as pointers, variable arguments, and multiple-inheritance.
  • Master the Java Class Library from descriptions and examples for every class and API listing in the library.

Disk Includes:

  • 100 complete Java and JavaScript source code examples from the book
  • Useful Java applications such as a Java Database Management system, a graphical reminder application, and a multi threaded simulation
  • Time-saving programmer utilities such as a Line Number filter, a Comment filter, and API extractor

Linear matrix inequalities in system and control theory

Donated by: Dr. Luis Sison

Authors Stephen Boyd [and three others]
Place of Publication Philadelphia
Date of Publication [1994]
Publisher Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

In this text, the authors reduce a wide variety of problems arising in system and control theory to a handful of convex and quasiconvex optimization problems that involve linear matrix inequalities.

The reengineering revolution : a handbook

Donated by: Dr. Luis Sison

Authors Michael Hammer and Steven A. Stanton
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c1995
Publisher HarperBusiness

Reengineering the Corporation has swept through corporate America with a force unprecedented in recent years. Hailed by Business Week as “the best-written, most well-reasoned business book for the managerial masses since In Search of Excellence,” the book has appeared on virtually every bestseller list, including a six-month run on The New York Times list. Reengineering has become a part of everyone’s business vocabulary. It is undoubtedly the business concept of the nineties.

In The Reengineering Revolution, Michael Hammer and Steven Stanton build on this foundation to share with readers their experiences in successfully implementing reengineering in companies around the world. In an easy-reading, anecdotal style, the book offers behind-the-scenes stories of reengineering successes and failures; practical techniques for key aspects of reengineering, from breaking long standing assumptions to managing change; and insights into the new ways of thinking that reengineering requires.

Just as Reengineering the Corporation shot to the top of the bestseller charts, so has The Reengineering Revolution. It is the practical guide for which business people have been waiting to help them achieve the dramatic improvements — in speed, productivity, quality, service and profits — that reengineering promises.

Electronic devices and circuit theory, Seventh edition, International edition

Donated by: Dr. Luis Sison

Authors Robert Boylestad, Louis Nashelsky
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2000]
Publisher Pearson Education Asia Pte Ltd

As we approached the 30th anniversary of the text it became increasingly clear that this Seventh Edition should continue to include the major revision work that went into the Sixth Edition.  The growing use of computer software, packaged IC units, and the expanded range of coverage necessary in the basic courses which contributed to the refinement of the last edition have continued to be driving factors affecting the content of the new edition as well.  Over the years, we have learned that improved readability can be attained through the general appearance of the text, so we have become committed to the format you will find in the Seventh Edition to make the text material appear “friendlier” to a broad range students.  As in the past, we continue to be committed to the strong pedagogical sense of the text, accuracy, and a broad range of ancillary materials that support the educational process.

Process control instrumentation technology, Sixth edition

Donated by: Dr. Luis Sison

Author Curtis D. Johnson
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2000
Publisher Prentice Hall International

The sixth edition of Process Control Instrumentation Technology provides a comprehensive working knowledge of process control and control systems, from the fundamental theoretical concepts to the more practical aspects of assembling, troubleshooting, adjusting and operating a control system. Using this text to obtain a solid foundation, readers can design the elements of a control system from the practical perspective as well as understand how these elements affect overall system operation and tuning. All of this is accomplished without the necessity of advanced math and theory or on-the-job experience.

Multirate systems and filter banks

Donated by: Dr. Luis Sison

Author P.P. Vaidyanathan
Place of Publication Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Date of Publication [1993]
Publisher Prentice Hall

Presenting general principles without bias towards specific application-oriented detail, this text offers a thorough, unified, and in-depth treatment of the techniques of multirate signal processing. It is the first book to cover the topics of digital filter banks, multidimensional multirate systems, and wavelet representations under one cover. This manual will be valuable to engineers working with applications of speech and image compression, digital audio, and statistical and adaptive signal processing.

Robotics : control, sensing, vision, and intelligence

Donated by: Dr. Luis Sison

Authors Michael Main, Walter Savitch
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [1987]
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Robotics is an interdisciplinary field ranging from the design of mechanical and electrical components to sensor technology, computer systems, and artificial intelligence.  The literature on robot theory, design, and applications is therefore widely scattered in numerous technical journals, conference proceedings, and research monographs.

This volume brings together all the basic principles and techniques of the field.  Written for engineers, scientists, and students involved in robotics and automation, it provides a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the fundamentals of the design, analysis, and synthesis of progression, the entire field–from dynamics, programming and controls to sensing, vision, and intelligence.

Data structures and other objects using C++

Donated by: Dr. Luis Sison

Authors K. S. Fu, R. C. Gonzalez, C. S. G. Lee
Place of Publication Reading, Massachusetts
Date of Publication [1997]
Publisher Addison Wesley

Where will you be ten years from now? How will a course in data structures help you? Perhaps you will be a software engineer writing large software in specialized areas such as computer graphics. The authors of such programs, today and in the future, require a ready knowledge of proven methods for representing data.

For example, the graphics program that generated the cover of this book uses a collection of three-dimensional objects–and a programmer must use the knowledge of data structures to make decisions on how to represent such collections. As a programmer, you must also possess an unshakable understanding of fundamental programming techniques and algorithms to manipulate the data structures. The graphics program is again a good example, using recursion to generate beautiful fractal patterns, and using efficient sorting algorithms in the process of removing hidden objects.

With many accessible examples, this book provides the knowledge of data representations and algorithms in a way that will be immediately useful to you with C++. This book also focuses on foundational material that will continue to be useful to you over the next ten years and beyond.

Data Structures and other Objects Using C++ provides:

  • a balaned approach to data structures and object-oriented programming
  • early, self-contained coverage of key C++ and object-oriented programming topics
  • solid foundation in specifying, designing, implementing, and using simple container classes, lists, stacks, queues, trees, and more
  • accessible coverage of fundamental topics such as container classes, pointers and linked lists, time analysis, testing, recursion, searching, and sorting
  • extensive appendices that will make this book a valuable resources for years to come

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