Control Systems Engineering, 8th Australia & New Zealand Edition

ISBN: 9781119561880

Highly regarded for its accessibility and focus on practical applications, Control Systems Engineering offers students a comprehensive introduction to the design and analysis of feedback systems that support modern technology. Going beyond theory and abstract mathematics to translate key concepts into physical control systems design, the eighth edition presents real-world case studies, challenging chapter questions, and detailed explanations with an emphasis on computer aided design. Abundant illustrations facilitate comprehension, with over 800 photos, diagrams, graphs, and tables designed to help students visualise complex concepts.

Multiple experiment formats demonstrate essential principles through hypothetical scenarios, simulations, and interactive virtual models, while Cyber Exploration Laboratory Experiments allow students to interface with actual hardware through National Instruments’ myDAQ for real-world systems testing. This emphasis on practical applications has made it the most widely adopted text for core courses in mechanical, electrical, aerospace, biomedical, and chemical engineering. Now in its eighth edition, this top-selling text continues to offer in-depth exploration of up-to-date engineering practices.

Other features to the edition include: updated software tutorials that reflect the latest versions of MATLAB, Control System Toolbox, Symbolic Math Toolbox, Simulink and LabVIEW, and updated end-of-chapter problems that are accompanied by fully-worked Practice Problems, including practical, real-world applications of central concepts.


  • Emphasises design and visualisations to strengthen comprehension of physical systems and design specifications.
  • Presents step-by-step procedures and concise methodologies that tie mathematics directly to physical realities.
  • Demonstrates the design and analysis process through real world case studies.
  • Highlights the importance of computer aided analysis and design, integrating the use of MATLAB, Simulink, and LabVIEW throughout the text.
  • Allows reader to simulate and verify critical concepts using Cyber Exploration Laboratory.
Norman S. Nise
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Modeling in the Frequency Domain
Chapter 3. Modeling in the Time Domain
Chapter 4. Time Response
Chapter 5. Reduction of Multiple Subsystems
Chapter 6. Stability
Chapter 7. Steady-State Errors
Chapter 8. Root Locus Techniques
Chapter 9. Design via Root Locus
Chapter 10. Frequency Response Techniques
Chapter 11. Design via Frequency Response
Chapter 12. Design via State Space
Chapter 13. Digital Control Systems
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