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The control handbook, 2nd ed.

Editor William S. Levine
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.; London
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher CRC; Taylor & Francis

At publication, The Control Handbook immediately became the definitive resource that engineers working with modern control systems required. Among its many accolades, that first edition was cited by the AAP as the Best Engineering Handbook of 1996.

Now, 15 years later, William Levine has once again compiled the most comprehensive and authoritative resource on control engineering. He has fully reorganized the text to reflect the technical advances achieved since the last edition and has expanded its contents to include the multidisciplinary perspective that is making control engineering a critical component in so many fields.

Now expanded from one to three volumes, The Control Handbook, Second Edition brilliantly organizes cutting-edge contributions from more than 200 leading experts representing every corner of the globe.

The first volume, Control System Fundamentals, offers an overview for those new to the field but is also of great value to those across any number of fields whose work is reliant on but not exclusively dedicated to control systems. Covering mathematical fundamentals, defining principles, and basic system approaches, this volume —

  • Details essential background, including transforms and complex variables
  • Includes mathematical and graphical models used for dynamical systems
  • Covers analysis and design methods and stability testing for continuous-time systems
  • Delves into digital control and discrete-time systems, including real-time software for implementing feedback control and programmable controllers
  • Analyzes design methods for nonlinear systems.

The second volume, Control System Applications, includes 35 entirely new applications organized by subject area. Covering the design and use of control systems, this volume includes applications for:

  • Automobiles, including PEM fuel cells
  • Aerospace
  • Industrial control of machines and processes
  • Biomedical uses, including robotic surgery and drug discovery and development
  • Electronics and communication networks

Other applications are included in a section that reflects the multidisciplinary nature of control system work. These include applications for the construction of financial portfolios, earthquake response control for civil structures, quantum estimation and control, and the modeling and control of air conditioning and refrigeration systems.

The third volume, Control System Advanced Methods, includes design and analysis methods for MIMO linear and LTI systems, Kalman filters and observers, hybrid systems, and nonlinear systems. It also covers advanced considerations regarding —

  • Stability
  • Adaptive controls
  • System identification
  • Stochastic control
  • Control of distributed parameter systems
  • Networks and networked controls

As with the first edition, the new edition not only stands as a record of accomplishment in control engineering but provides researchers with the means to make further advances.


Power electronics and motor drives, 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Romarie U. Lorenzo (EE 240, EE 241, EE 242)

Editors Bogdan M. Wilamowski, J. David Irwin
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher CRC Press

The Industrial Electronics Handbook, Second Edition combines traditional and newer, more specialized knowledge that will help industrial electronics engineers develop practical solutions for the design and implementation of high-power applications. Embracing the broad technological scope of the field, this collection explores fundamental areas, including analog and digital circuits, electronics, electromagnetic machines, signal processing, and industrial control and communications systems. It also facilitates the use of intelligent systems—such as neural networks, fuzzy systems, and evolutionary methods—in terms of a hierarchical structure that makes factory control and supervision more efficient by addressing the needs of all production components.

Enhancing its value, this fully updated collection presents research and global trends as published in the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics Journal, one of the largest and most respected publications in the field. Power Electronics and Motor Drives facilitates a necessary shift from low-power electronics to the high-power varieties used to control electromechanical systems and other industrial applications.

This volume of the handbook:

  • Focuses on special high-power semiconductor devices
  • Describes various electrical machines and motors, their principles of operation, and their limitations
  • Covers power conversion and the high-efficiency devices that perform the necessary switchover between AC and DC
  •  Explores very specialized electronic circuits for the efficient control of electric motors
  • Details other applications of power electronics, aside from electric motors—including lighting, renewable energy conversion, and automotive electronics
  • Addresses power electronics used in very-high-power electrical systems to transmit energy.

Handbook of research on secure multimedia distribution
Recommending faculty: Prof. Rhandley Cajote

Editors Shiguo Lian and Yan Zhang
Place of Publication Hershey, PA
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher Information Science Reference

New technologies and concepts are constantly being developed within multimedia distribution. In such an ever-evolving environment, academicians, researchers, and professionals of this discipline need access to the most current information about the concepts, issues, trends, and technologies in this emerging field.

The Handbook of Research on Secure Multimedia Distribution provides the latest research on secure multimedia content distribution, embracing a wide variety of aspects and providing a scientifically and scholarly sound treatment of state-of-the-art techniques to students, researchers, and academicians interested or involved in the study, research, use, design, and development of techniques related to multimedia distribution. This title offers: 27 authoritative contributions by over 55 of the world’s leading experts on secure multimedia distribution from 17 countries; comprehensive coverage of each specific topic, highlighting recent trends and describing the latest advances in the field; more than 960 references to existing literature and research on secure multimedia distribution; a compendium of over 225 key terms with detailed definitions. This title is organized by topic and indexed, making it a convenient method of reference for all IT/IS scholars and professionals. It features cross-referencing of key terms, figures, and information pertinent to secure multimedia distribution and free institution-wide access to the online version with the purchase of the print publication.


Power electronics handbook : devices, circuits and applications handbook, 3rd ed.

Editor Muhammad H. Rashid
Place of Publication Burlington, Mass.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Elsevier

Power electronics, which is a rapidly growing area in terms of research and applications, uses modern electronics technology to convert electric power from one form to another, such as ac-dc, dc-dc, dc-ac, and ac-ac with a variable output magnitude and frequency. It has many applications in our every day life such as air-conditioners, electric cars, sub-way trains, motor drives, renewable energy sources and power supplies for computers. This book covers all aspects of switching devices, converter circuit topologies, control techniques, analytical methods and some examples of their applications.

Designed to appeal to a new generation of engineering professionals, Power Electronics Handbook, 3rd Edition features four new chapters covering renewable energy, energy transmission, energy storage, as well as an introduction to Distributed and Cogeneration (DCG) technology, including gas turbines, gensets, microturbines, wind turbines, variable speed generators, photovoltaics and fuel cells, has been gaining momentum for quite some time now.smart grid technology. With this book readers should be able to provide technical design leadership on assigned power electronics design projects and lead the design from the concept to production involving significant scope and complexity.

  • Contains 45 chapters covering all aspects of power electronics and its applications
  • Three new chapters now including coverage Energy Sources, Energy Storage and Electric Power Transmission
  • Contributions from more than fifty leading experts spanning twelve different countries

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